The draw for Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola Christmas Special, sponsored by ZenOffice, took place on Friday 11th December. Thank you to all those who entered this month.

We’re delighted to say that an impressive 767 tickets were bought by Forever Manchester supporters, raising an amazing £3,835. All proceeds from Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola go to help fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

Forever Manchester would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought a ticket for this Christmas Special draw – your support is needed now more than ever and your contributions make a real difference to local communities in Greater Manchester, particularly after an especially tough year this year with community groups responding to the impact of Covid-19.

We would also like thank the dozens of generous local Greater Manchester businesses and brands who have very kindly donated a prize to include as part of Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola Christmas Special.

Christmas Special – December 2020 Winners

Captain Manchester’s Top Prize of £2,000

One night’s stay at Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester
for two inclusive of breakfast

SwiftyZERO adult kick-scooter from Swifty Scooters

Overnight stay at Kimpton Clocktower Hotel
for two including breakfast

12 month membership at Manchester’s new boutique Gym, BLOK

One week-night stay in Castlefield on boutique narrow boat, Moonshadow

12 month’s free subscription to The Shirt Society

A lady’s cut & colour and gent’s cut by ATB

£100 voucher to spend at luxury ethical womenswear, Careaux

Exclusive framed This Is The Place print
signed by Trevor Johnson and Tony Walsh

We used the following website to generate the names of the winners –

They say: “Our random name picker first assigns incremental integer IDs to each name you enter, then uses a robust random number generator to produce a number in the range from minimum to maximum. The RNG algorithm is cryptographically safe, results in an unbiased pick, and can be used instead of a coin, dice, or another more primitive randomizing device (which might actually be biased due to imperfect construction).”

“The random selector has been tested statistically through simulations so you can be assured it is doing its job of giving each name an equal chance of being picked on any particular draw from the virtual urn / bag of names.”

The winners will be contacted directly regarding how to claim their prize.

If you are a winner and have not been contacted within 5 days, please email us at

Tickets are now available for the next draw of Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola, taking place on Friday 8th January 2021. You can also set up a monthly Direct Debit which automatically enters you into each month’s draw.


Date added: 11th December 2020