Tuesday, 20 April 2010

crikey.....

we are somewhat overwhelmed by the amazing response we have had from so many wonderful, generous people...

we, this little gang of sheep and all our other rare breed animals thank you from the very bottom of our hearts....

we have spent the day talking to everyclick who we already use to raise funds through - we are hoping that through them folk can purchase raffle tickets
they will then manage the money and complete the raffle draw...

one of our biggest worries was the responsibility of making the draw and proving that it had be done fairly....

so

all being well we will have a blog button available tomorrow that we hope as many of you will pop on your own blogs to promote the raffle :)

the immediate plan is to say yes please to all that have offered such amazing prizes and over the next month gather them all here...
my email is at the bottom of this post so if you do feel that you really can offer a prize then send me a message and i will get back to you with our address and no doubt an email full of thanks and hysterical weeping!

the prizes will then be photographed and popped on the caithness rare breed website - each item will have a link to the generous givers own website or blog (your choice!)..

the tickets will be on sale as soon as everyclick confirm that all is in place - we are thinking of a cost of £1.00 per ticket...

as for allocating prizes... this is where we are unsure...

our feeling is that as we have such a wide range of prizes on offer it would be impossible to have a first, second, third place etc prize draw..

instead our first thought is to draw all winning tickets on one day placing them in the order that they are drawn
the first winner will get to take their pick out of the prizes and so on down the line until all prizes are allocated...
this will hopefully mean that someone who has no children will not end up with a childs item...

the main worry is that if a winner is away/unavailable for a few days this will then hold up all the winners behind them....

ack

any thoughts on this would be welcome :)

this raffle is for all of you too - a chance to win some amazing things from amazing crafters, artists and just generous givers!

we want it to be enjoyed and talked about...

our ultimate aim is to raise funds for our charity but some fun along the way is a must :)

our charity is tiny, tiny at the moment but we have so many plans for its future...
plans we have had in our minds for years and years....

a wildlife hospital..
an education center to enable the future generations to learn about these amazing animals and teach them that if we do not save them now then their children will only be able to look at them in books....

and if we can rescue and offer a glorious forever home to moth eaten abandoned sheep on the way then we shall be even happier...

and we would also like to say massive thanks to those that have come up with amazing suggestions for future fundraising..

we will very soon have a sponsor a sheep (or one of their friends!) page on the website..
it was an idea that we had considered but we were not too sure how popular it would be - seemingly it could be quite good :)


t x

if anyone needs to email me then here i am
tracy@cupcakesdirect.com

11 comments:

Lyn said...

Tracy,
I will email you soon but need to know how long we have before we need to get stuff to you? That way I can plan something.
I look forward to the raffle, sounds like fun!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, I'm so glad that solutions are presenting themselves!!!

Love, katy

The Laurel Tree said...

Tracy, you are, as always, an inspiration.

Katy Noelle said...

Thanks, Tracey! It's a trade!

mollycupcakes said...

wow lovely lady, it's amazing to read that fabulous post.
I'm sooo pleased that everyone is offering their help.
It's such an amazing thing you are doing and i feel so passionate about helping you.
Can't wait to see all the other goodies, will of course be buying raffles tickets for myself once it's all sorted.
And getting my friends and family in on it too.
Right will crack on and make some lovelies for you. How long do i have?
Hope your little packet arrives tomorrow, i'm sure the whippets will smell the postman or lady coming LOL
With love,
Catherine x

chinecats said...

I used to look at a Loch Ness live webcam. It was set up overlooking a field with 2 sheep. The sheep became so popular, the creater of the web named revealed their names and set up a Field Cam to see "Mavis and Sheeba at work". I don't know if it's still there. I will have to check.

MrsP said...

Tracy - can you get everyclick to do a link picture to the raffle that we can all put on our blogs to spread the word- and the same for the adopt a sheep- I think my grandkids will be getting an adopted sheep each this year- instead of more toys that they don't need- apart from Connor who apparently does NEED some more lego...
Jx

Rubyred said...

Hi Tracy, you're doing a brilliant job! I would be happy to pledge a prize or two!!
Adopt a sheep sounds great, children would love it!
Rachel x

Val Reaves said...

I am so excited to be a part of your endeavor! Let's, all of us out in the blogospere, make it a great success with you!
For those who have no voice,
Val in Kansas :-)

BizzyDays said...

Email on it's way! :)

twiggypeasticks said...

Hi Tracy
I've popped a link on my blog and will post something off to you tomorrow or Monday. Let us know when raffle tickets are available.
Good luck.
twiggy x