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appeal for help!


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i've just been asked to organise a "lucky dip" for the ani+ donkey derby & fete on 3rd june. was just wondering if some of you lovely forumers would like to donate any small items as prizes?

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many thanks for all the offers so far - keep 'em coming!

we're now planning to do both a children's and an adults' lucky dip.

some of you have asked what type of prizes we're looking for:

anything small and suitable for children would be great. as we're
those awkward hippy types we'd prefer something other than cheap
crappy plastic toys and e-number-laden sweets! but of course we're not
going to refuse any donations.

also anything suitable for adults - this one we're thinking of using
as an 'advertising platform' to attract larger (in size and monetary
value) donations so these can be bigger items and also can be items or
offers that promote your business etc.

if you know anyone else who may be willing to help out, please pass
this request on.

also, if anyone has a good supply of sawdust or those polystyrene packaging nuggets or similar that we can use to pad out the lucky dip barrel please let me know: @pureportugal.co.uk">sophie@pureportugal.co.uk

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Sophie, re the polystyrene packaging nuggets - I sometimes see bags of them being thrown away outside a local furnishings shop and I once asked for some for a bean bag which was a bit too floppy. They gave it to me willingly. Perhaps there's somewhere near you too.

The same for the sawdust - our local woodyard gives it away - in my area they die it with food colouring and use it for the "tapetes" in the religious festivals instead of flower petals.

Just a thought. :D

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