Call for raffle prizes

Next week is #whampgather X at The Alliance- the tenth edition of the local party to end all local parties. It’s sold out, there’s already a lengthy waiting list, and local breweries have been put on high alert.

As many of you will know, a regular and popular feature of whampgathers is the raffle. All the money raised goes directly to The Winch, the youth charity based in Swiss Cottage that we’ve been supporting for a couple of years. We raised £500 last time and we’re aiming to double that this time.

Traditionally, local businesses have very generously donated prizes ranging from free haircuts to dinner at restaurants. This year is no different, except that I’m limiting total prizes to 10 (10th whampgather you see). If we have more than 10 things to give out then we’ll bundle some of them together. This also means prizes will all be roughly the same value.

We’ve already approached a couple of businesses to get the ball rolling, but if you’d like to donate a prize you are most definitely very welcome to do so! In fact we’d love it! A large-scale prize (ie. worth >£50) also means you’ll get a free week’s worth of premium advertising on the website (worth £36). If you don’t feel you can stretch to that, which I think everyone understands is an ask for lots of small businesses, then you’ll still get plenty of Twitter and website love from me, and mentions in the write-up of the event and of course on the night.

Perhaps most importantly, you’ll get to help raise money for a really excellent cause – the young people of this area who may not have all the opportunities that many of us reading this have had.

If you’d like to donate a prize, please send a mail to , who’s helping me out with the raffle. Or you can tweet/DM me @WHampstead