What is the Big Preston Raffle?

A trial for 2017, the #BigPrestonRaffle raised funds (£400!) for groups & organisations that do good.

A big thank you to the businesses & trusted individuals who pushed tickets. (Scroll down to see the list of sellers/amounts sold)

Volunteer-led, the concept relies on businesses offering prizes & resources in exchange for publicity in Podio Magazine.

The Draw

The draw was due to take place on the evening of Preston Pride. However, due to technical issues with a new sound system at Roper Hall, the entertainment was delayed by more than an hour. After talking to customers, we decided that 1am would not be an appropriate time to draw tickets; so the DJ started his set. The draw consequently took place on Thursday September 21st, via Facebook Live (watch the video here through Podio Preston’s page).


2017 Prizes

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*Note: Neither Global Amigos nor the Big Preston Raffle are charities; The raffle is organised & facilitated by Global Amigos representitives; 100% of the money raised gets split four ways…


Preston Pride

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Global Amigos

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Disability Equality NW

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Chennai Challenge

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2017 – Tickets sold:

  • Preston Pride committee members: 197
  • On the day at Preston Pride: 57
  • Clive & Jenny; Preston bus drivers: 55
  • Ad hoc/volunteer activities & events: 47
  • Charnock Hotel – St Georges Road: 18
  • Heather Burke; National Citizen Service office: 17
  • Disability Equality (NW) – Church Street: 4
  • Fired4U – from their Walton-Le-Dale work space: 0
  • The Mystery Tea House – Cannon Street: 0
  • Blue Bayou Jazz Bar / Coffee Bar Culture: 0

Total: 395


Shout out to our supporters at Dream Events – for providing the raffle tickets. If you’re planning a wedding, or know someone who is, check out their website – www.dreameventsdecorationhire.co.uk

Personal Connection

The Big Preston Raffle is led by Andy Neale on behalf of the listed beneficiaries who Andy actively volunteers with: he co-founded Preston Pride seven years ago with Debs Bradshaw & recently returned to the Board after working across the UK and volunteering abroad | DENW is a North West disability charity that he benefited from as a teenager & who he currently supports with respect to hate crime awareness | Chennai Challenge is a grassroots UK-based charity which he supported in India this summer & now aims to promote & support long term | Global Amigos is this Preston-based Social Enterprise which Andy launched as his Action at Home after international youth development work funded by the UK Government.