Pair’s online raffles raise cash for Scarborough RNLI while beating the lockdown blues

A couple of friends are beating the lockdown blues by raising hundreds of pounds for local charities including Scarborough RNLI.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th February 2021, 10:20 am
Fundraisers Hannah Blackshire (left) and Michelle Ahmed.
Fundraisers Hannah Blackshire (left) and Michelle Ahmed.

Hannah Blackshire and Michelle Ahmed run raffles on their Facebook page Games for a Charity.

They buy prizes and raffle them online, donating the difference between what they spend and what they make to a different charity each week.

Michelle raised £1,425 for the lifeboat last year – and she and Hannah have just donated a further £350.

Hannah says: “I am a member of so many raffle groups on Facebook, as I’m sure a lot of you are, and I love playing so thought let’s give a little something back. The RNLI has helped both our families.

“We are now on week 3, day 5, and nearly at £1,000! I can’t believe how well it is going.”

Anyone who would like to nominate a charity or local cause should contact Hannah and Michelle via their Facebook page.