The Big Nell’s Raffle

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Thanks to all who purchased a ticket: your generosity means £3,800 has been raised for our friends at Coffee4Craig to assist them in aiding those in Manchester experiencing homelessness.

We’re super pleased to reveal our first annual BIG NELL’S RAFFLE, raising money for our friends at Coffee4Craig. We’ve teamed up with some of our friends from the hospitality industry and beyond to put together a prize-list containing 18 of the most sought after winnings outside of the National Lottery jackpot – including FREE PIZZA FOR A YEAR AT NELL’S! Yep yep – terms and conditions for all our prizes are below.

Tickets are £2 (plus an optional donation to Galabid), with all money going to the great work that Coffee4Craig do. 1 ticket = 1 entry, and there’s no limit to the amount you can purchase: each prize is drawn individually, so we’ll have 18 winners (or more, should more prizes appear – imagine). Winners will be contacted by email on June 26th with information on how to collect or redeem their prize – speaking of which, let’s have a look at those prizes, or click below to buy a ticket

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Prize 1 Free pizza for a YEAR at Nell’s

Win a £50 voucher every month of the year to spend however you’d blumming like at any Nell’s site. Drinks, sides, dips, ice cream sandwiches, and anything else you might fancy included too. Big stuff.

Prize 2 £50 bar tab at Red Light, Kampus

The latest addition to the Kampus neighbourhood, our friends at Red Light have generously donated a £50 bar tab for their stunning, newly opened cocktail bar. Regardless of whether you win or not: go. It is so good.

Prize 3 £30 voucher for Dishoom, Manchester

A restaurant that features in pretty much everyone’s top 10 places to eat, Dishoom Manchester have donated a £30 voucher. Whether you’ve been a million times or it would be your first visit, any chance to try their Black Daal is one that needs to be taken.

Prize 4 £50 voucher for Graystone, the home of action sports

Graystone Action Sports in Manchester is an indoor action sports facility that offers activities like skateboarding, BMX, trampolining, and more. It provides a thrilling environment for athletes, enthusiasts, and beginners to enjoy and improve their skills in a controlled and safe setting. They’ve had Nell’s there for a staff day out in the past, and now they’re donated a £50 voucher for this raffle. Absolute legends.

Prize 5 1-2-1 coaching at Graystone, the home of action sports

…and on top of that, they’re donating some one-to-one coaching, no matter what your experience level or age. Get involved.

Prize 6 2 x tickets for The Lathums, Castlefield Bowl, 30 June

The pride of Wigan, our friends at Island Records have donated 2 x tickets to see The Lathums at Sounds of the City in Castlefield Bowl on 30 June. It is going to be special. Courtesy of our friends at Modern Sky management.

Prize 7 2 x tickets for Jamie Webster at Pier Head, Liverpool 29 June

Two tickets for a SOLD OUT show by Jamie Webster, as he plays a homecoming gig at Pier Head in Liverpool – once again, courtesy of our friends at Modern Sky management.

Prize 8 Vinyl Bundle from Island Records

Island, you’ve been so generous. Win all of the following albums
Brooke Combe – Black Is The New Gold; Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band – Dear Scott (limited edition red vinyl); Lottery Winners – Something To Leave House For (blue vinyl); Jamie Webster – Moments; The Blinders – Fantasies Of A Stay At Home Psychopath (clear vinyl); The Dream Machine – Thank Goodness It’s The Dream Machine (white vinyl); The Coral – Welcome to Coral Island (gatefold sleeve, coloured double heavyweight vinyl); The Coral – The Coral (20th anniversary edition, remastered from the original mixes – includes b-sides and unreleased never-before-heard tracks. Transparent blue double heavyweight vinyl).

Prize 9 5 x tickets for Summer Beer Thing at Kampus, 30 June – 2 July

Everyone’s favourite seasonal ale event, Summer Beer Thing will return once again in 2023, taking place 30th June to 2nd July – and we’ve got tickets for you and 4 mates to come visit in the city’s best beer garden down at Kampus. Valid for any session.

Prize 10 Limited edition print by Ghislaine Howard, courtesy of Easel

Ghislaine, born in Eccles, studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. Her art encompasses the entire spectrum of human experience, depicting love, parenthood, and the journey through old age. She finds inspiration in the strength of human connections and the silent eloquence of solitary figures in motion or stillness. Ghislaine’s paintings reflect her own encounters, influenced by her passion for art. Her work transcends universal concerns, transformed by her intense connection with materials. Notably, she was named Woman of the Year in 2008 and gained recognition for her groundbreaking exhibition on pregnancy and birth, ‘A Shared Experience,’ at Manchester City Art Gallery. Print donated by our friends at Easel.

Prize 11 Limited edition print by Simon Buckley, courtesy of Easel

Simon Buckley, an artist based in Salford and Manchester, UK, is known for his notable project, Not Quite Light. This acclaimed endeavor delves into themes of transition, employing the ethereal half-light of dawn and dusk as inspiration and metaphor to narrate the tales of our living spaces. Simon also serves as the Artistic Director of the annual Not Quite Light festival, held in Salford at the end of March, coinciding with the weekend when clocks move forward in the United Kingdom. Through his artistic vision and festival direction, Simon creates captivating experiences that explore the interplay of light, time, and urban landscapes.. Print donated by our friends at Easel.

Prize 12 Stanley Chow print

Stanley Chow is a renowned artist based in Manchester, UK. Known for his distinctive style and bold illustrations, Stanley has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world. His work often features captivating portraits of famous individuals from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and popular culture. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for capturing the essence of his subjects, Stanley’s art showcases a unique blend of realism and caricature. His talent and creativity have garnered widespread recognition, making him a sought-after artist both locally and internationally – and we’re pleased to be able to offer a print of his, donated by the artist himself.

Prize 13 Sparkling High Tea for 2 at Grand Pacific

There are few things in life more agreeable than the hours dedicated to the ceremony known as high tea. Join us our friends at Grand Pacific Manchester for a plethora of bite size sweet delights and sandwiches. Accompanied by our aromatic beverages from faraway places – and some fizz, too.

Prize 14 Point Blank shooting experience for up to 10 people

What it says on the… prize? A shooting experience at Point Blank Manchester. When shown to your range, your dedicated host will go through a point blank demo, which will include how to use our tech, what’s in your personal armory, and most importantly… how to smoke the leader board!

Prize 15 £20 Joseph Holt voucher

Joseph Holt pubs are iconic establishments in Manchester, UK. With a rich history dating back to 1849, they offer a welcoming atmosphere, quality ales, and a sense of community that keeps customers coming back for more – win £20 worth of vouchers for use at any of their pubs.

Prize 16 2 x guest list tickets for select New Century Hall shows

After years hiding in plain sight, the rebirth of New Century brings a piece of Manchester’s musical heritage back to life for a new generation. Within its stunning mid century modern architecture, New Century creates a new social hub and platform for creative talent across 3 floors – and they’ve donated 2 x guestlist for selected shows their. Bonza!

Prize 17 2 x tickets to EVERYMAN cinema

Everyman Cinema is a unique and luxurious cinema chain that offers a premium movie-watching experience. With stylish venues, comfortable seating, and a curated selection of films, it provides a memorable and elevated cinematic outing – win 2 x tickets to any showing at Everyman Manchester.

Prize 18 £30 voucher for Blanchflower

Blanchflower is a contemporary restaurant. offering a modern and sophisticated dining experience with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Known for its innovative menu and stylish ambiance, they’ve donated a £30 voucher that we really wish we could win ourselves, actually.

Prize 19 £100 voucher for the restaurant of your choice, courtesy of Growth Partners PLC

A NEW CHALLENGER EMERGES! Just added to our prize list, our friends at Growth Partners PLC are offering a £100 voucher for ANY RESTAURANT YOU WANT as an extra added prize. Woof!

All prizes subject to individual vendor’s terms and conditions.

Prizes are not interchangable, and will be allocated on a per-ticket basis. There is no cash equivalent for any prize, and under no circumstance we will be able to swap prizes.

About Coffee4Craig

Coffee4Craig is a charitable organization based in Manchester, United Kingdom. It was founded by Risha Lancaster and Hendrix Lancaster-Baines in 2013 with the aim of providing support and assistance to homeless individuals in the city.

The organization takes its name from Risha Lancaster’s late brother, Craig White, who tragically died while sleeping rough. Coffee4Craig operates on the belief that everyone deserves a chance to rebuild their lives and that kindness and compassion can make a significant difference in helping people overcome homelessness.

Coffee4Craig offers a range of services to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Their primary focus is on providing practical support, such as food, clothing, and essential supplies. They also offer access to medical care, mental health support, and assistance with securing accommodation. Additionally, Coffee4Craig runs various outreach programs and engages in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about homelessness issues and promote systemic change.

The organization relies on donations and volunteers to carry out their work and has become a well-known and respected charity in the Manchester community. Through their dedication and tireless efforts, Coffee4Craig strives to improve the lives of homeless individuals and work towards a society where homelessness is eradicated.