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Raffle and Cake Sale

posted 15 Oct 2017, 06:35 by Georgina Kitchener   [ updated 16 Dec 2019, 03:28 ]

On Friday 13th October I held a cake sale and raffle at my work place, ACAL BFI in Wokingham, to mark Baby Loss Awareness week, and to raise money for Farnborough Sands, in Memory of my son Henry, who we lost back in April due to a pregnancy complication. 
We had many prizes donated by various places, Coppid Beech Hotel Bracknell, Vue Cinemas Farnborough, Sticky Sisters Restaurant Farborough, Taylor & Co Jewellers in Crowthorne to name a few.  So lots of lovely prizes to tempt my colleagues in to buying tickets!! 
On the day, people bought in or made cakes to sell, for a minimum £1 donation.  There were lots of very yummy cakes to taste, and not many left at the end of the day, my colleagues sure do enjoy cake!! 

I sold raffle tickets throughout the preceding week and on the day, I don`t think there is anyone in my office that didn`t buy a ticket, or 5!! 
The day was a good one, so many people approached me not just to buy tickets but to offer their support and to say sorry about Henry.
The raffle was drawn at 4pm on the Friday afternoon and everyone was excited to see what they had won,  and those who did win were very happy!!

I totted up all the money raised and it came to a staggering £480.45!!  I had sold around 340 raffle tickets, at £1 each and there was over £90 raised just from the cakes!! My company, also very generously offered to donate £100 to Farnborough Sands. 

I am blown away by my colleagues generosity and support, and so pleased that so much money has been raised and will help to support other bereaved parents.