April Raffle for #amigurumicharityrun – WIN BB8 and BB8 Hat

Sorry we are a few days late again, we feel really bad about this but we promise this is something we are working hard to correct. Anyway we are ready to go and it’s time for this months Raffle to start, are you ready?

Below is what you need to do to have a chance to win the Amigurumi Character BB8, that I have been running with throughout March. There is some fantastic extra’s in this month’s raffle which we hope you will enjoy. Read on to see what it is, if you don’t know already!

The Charity we are Fundraising for

During April we are fundraising for Support Dogs UK, so all proceeds from this raffle is going directly to them. The raffle is being held on Justgiving so all donations go directly to them, it also means they get to put your donation to good use much quicker.

If you’d like to know more about Support Dogs UK and the great work they do please check out their website here and we do have a section about them on our blog post about this charity challenge here (opens in a new tab/window).

How to enter the Raffle?

1.) Go to this justgiving.com fundraising page, set up specifically for April’s Raffle. You need to do it on this page and not any of the other ones we have set up, as this page as been set to allow raffles.

2.) You get a ticket into the raffle for every £1 you donate (if you donate in another currency we will round it to the nearest pound, although you should be able to select the currency you donate in so if possible please select GBP), so the more you donate the more tickets you get. Please include your name or something we can identify you by when donating, this is important so that we can track your raffle ticket(s). If your on Instagram if your able to mention your username this is to your benefit, as when we announce the winner on Instagram we can tag you. You should have the option for display name and real name, if possible put your instagram name as display name or if not possible use notes. Thanks.

When donating PLEASE remember that once your donation has gone through to tick the box alongside “I’m happy to be contacted by” JustGiving can then share your contact details with us. This is very important as this is how we can get in touch with you about the raffle.

3.) The Raffle will end on Friday the 5th of May 2017 (this is a little later than usual given we are later in starting the raffle, this is to give a full week for entry into the raffle) and after this date we will then collaborate all the entries into a spreadsheet to give each ticket a number.

4.) We will email you with your ticket number(s), so please make sure you provide your details when you donate.

5.) We will draw the winner within a few days of the Raffle closing, the winner will be drawn as quickly as possible (it all depends on how long it takes to sort out the raffle tickets). The winner is drawn randomly by using a random generator to keep it fair, and we will show the drawing on our Instagram accounts where the winner will be announced (the winner will also get an email to inform them they have won, so it’s very important you share this information when you donate). The winner has a week to come forward and claim the prize, if they don’t another draw will take place until the prize is claimed.

6.) The prize will be sent to the winner within a week of getting their contact details, and again we will send you an email to let you know your prize is on the way and the shipping details. *Please note if you would like a child size hat it could take slightly longer till your prize is dispatched, but it wouldn’t be more than a few days delay.

FREE P&P is included within this raffle, as the cost will be covered by us. This includes worldwide, so no matter where you live you can join in with the raffle.

What does the prize include?

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  • The original Amigurumi “BB8” that you have seen daily in the photos throughout March.
  • A brand new Amigurumi BB8, we are sending this as an extra as we knew that the original got a bit grubby during his daily adventures given he is mostly white. We will clean up the original as best as we can and overall he has worn very well and still has plenty of life left, but due to his adventures he isn’t as clean as we’d like.
  • BB8 Hat made from 100% cotton, teen/adult size is featured in the photos but if you would prefer a child size hat this can be made instead. Just let us know when you hear that you have won, it will be made exactly as you see in the photos just a smaller size.
  • A laminated card with the dates and distance he has been on during his adventures, as well as which charity he is fundraising for. (approx. the size of a business card, an example is included from a previous month so you can see what they look like)
  • A leaflet about Support Dogs, as well as two balloons from the charity (this is the charity we are raising for during April).

Here is a separate slideshow just featuring the hat that was made as one of the prizes, we thought you might like to see it separately as there is already quite a lot of photos in the first slideshow;

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This Amigurumi Character is not suitable for children and is recommended for display purposes only. It has been made from 100% British Cotton from Three Bears Yarn in Lancashire, England and has been stuffed with fibrefill. Toy safety eyes have been used so please be careful around young children. If you have any further questions about materials used please ask.

BB8 and the BB8 hat was made by me and for the Amigurumi BB8 I used a pattern by Lucy Collin from the Star Wars Even More Crochet Kit. The hat pattern is by Heather Boyer from The Creative Blog and all yarn used was by Three Bears Yarn.

Next month (May) we are fundraising for Unicef UK and then we will be back raising money for Support Dogs in June.

Well I think we have remembered everything and we hope that you have enjoyed following along with the adventures of BB8 throughout the month of April, obviously it’s not quite the end of the month yet so he still has a few more adventures to go. Below are a few photos from his adventures this month and if you’d like to see them all then check out Island Runner’s Instagram account where you can see them all, or search under the hashtag #amigurumicharityrun (they are also on his facebook page and twitter).

Hover over these photos to see what day they were, and if you want to see a bigger version click on the photo.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will reply as quickly as we can. Don’t forget you can get a ticket for £1, it doesn’t matter how many tickets you can afford as all money raised will make a big difference to Support Dogs so they can continue to help those that need assistance dogs . If your not able to take part in the raffle this time please know you can still help, you can do this by spreading the word. So please share this blog post or our posts on our social media accounts so that others can find out about this raffle too and hopefully we can end the month with some more money for Support Dogs. Thank you.

Rosie and Duncan

*This post has been cross posted to my husband’s blog.