Festive tombola

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Are you looking for a fun idea to hold at a Christmas school disco or office party, while also raising money in support of cancer patients? A festive tombola could be just what you’re looking for to add a little merriment to your proceedings and raise some much-needed funds for The Christie charity.

To hold a festive tombola or lucky dip, you’ll need to get lots of cardboard boxes to put your prizes in, and a few rolls of Christmas wrapping paper to disguise them all. Cardboard boxes make it easier to give your prizes a uniform look – so no one will be able to work out what’s inside them!

Decide what you’re giving away as prizes in your festive tombola. This could be trinkets or gifts, boxes of chocolates, toiletries – or you could even leave some boxes completely empty. Just make sure to let people know if you’re planning to have some boxes with no prizes in – you don’t want people to be disappointed!

On the day you’re holding your festive tombola, you’ll just need to decide how you’re going to give out the prizes. If you want a hands-off way to do it, let people pick their own prize off a table. After they’ve donated a set amount.

Or for a more traditional tombola feel, you might want to put raffle tickets on all the prizes and let people pick out numbers to win. You’ll just need a tombola drum or something to draw the tickets out of.

Everyone will be able to enjoy getting into the festive spirit, and kids and adults alike will love making the most of their prizes.

If you’re holding a festive tombola for The Christie charity, get in touch and request a fundraising pack from us. We can send you out a pack of fundraising tips for your event and a sponsor form to collect your money.