Sunday, February 17, 2013

Grand Prize in the Funds for Gretel Raffle

When you buy a ticket or tickets in the Funds for Gretel raffle, you will be entered into the general draw to win one of the prizes above. 
In addition to these prizes, anyone spending £10 or over on tickets will be entered into a special draw to win the grand prize of a week's holiday in a holiday cottage in Dunwich, Suffolk. This has been kindly donated by Amanda Banham, her mother and her family. 
The cottage is not normally let out and is a lovely family holiday home so we are very grateful to Amanda and her Mother for this very generous prize. 

Amanda has made a  poster to advertise this prize and describes below what is on offer from Dunwich and the beautiful surrounding countryside and towns beyond.

Aldeburgh - beautiful galleries and the best fish and chip shop in the world.

Dunwich woods. Endless tracks to walk along and great fun for children to play. Also relocated Dartmoor ponies run wild here - a beautiful sight to see….

Dunwich cliffs walk - a good half an hour walk begins and ends at The Ship Inn, only a stroll from Pilgrim Cottage beautiful views followed by a pint of Adnams and perhaps a delicious meal.

Aldeburgh fish shops on the beach - buy fresh or smoked sea food to take home and cook.

Beautiful views of Suffolk countryside everywhere.

Take a boat out on Thorpe Ness mere and glimpse The House in the Clouds. ( Jarvis Cocker has also been glimpsed here….)

Thorpe Ness Mere boats

Dunwich beach - you can walk to Walberswick from here in about an hour and a half and have lunch in The Bell or take a picnic to the beach...

The brave amongst your party might like a dip in the North Sea...

Dunwich Beach

What could be nicer than fish and chips on the beach wall at Aldeburgh in the sun…..

Delicious smoked fish for sale in Aldeburgh

Maggi Hamblings shell sculpture on Aldeburgh beach.

Shell sculpture by Maggi Hambling

Dunwich beach at dusk. Fishing boats on the beach and fresh fish in the beach cafe….(open March - October)

Aldeburgh beach

Aldeburgh town from the beach

The country walk to Walbersick from Dunwich through the marshes - A bird watchers paradise….

The view from Pilgrim Cottage kitchen window. The sea is to the right and on occasion the view can be interrupted by a cow or a bird…… but that is all….

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Artist's Raffle

Hello and thank you for reading this.

We have been overcome with emotion at the generosity of all the artists and makers that we have contacted,  asking if they would be able to contribute a prize for the Funds for Gretel artist's raffle.

Their  generosity has been amazing and the list of prizes grows daily. Please take a look at the 'prizes' page (tab at top of this page) to see the incredible gifts that have been pledged so far.

You can now buy tickets from our fundraising page at Indiegogo.  Tickets will be £1 each and you can buy as many as you like.  I ticket = 1 raffle entry so £5 = 5 etc.  The more you buy the better your chances are of winning a great piece of original artwork.

Each ticket purchased is entered into the draw.   In addition, each donation over £10 will be entered into  a Grand Prize Draw to win a week's holiday in a cottage in Suffolk (details to come), a perfect artist's retreat!

The tickets will be on sale until 30th March and the draw will take place after that when all winners will be contacted.

Please also visit our Facebook page and like and share it with your friends.