The next draw of Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola, sponsored by ZenOffice, will take place on Friday 10th December 2021.

This month it’s our Christmas special! For just £5 a ticket, you could win our first prize of an amazing 4 night trip to New York City! With second and third prizes up for grabs too including an Overnight hotel stay in Trearddur Bay and two Simply Red tickets for their sell-out show at the AO Arena Manchester in February. Keep reading to find out more about these fantastic prizes.

Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola is one of Forever Manchester’s main fundraising activities, raising money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

The deadline to enter online is 12pm on Thursday 9th December 2021.

1st Prize: 4 night trip for Two to New York

With over 60 million visitors annually, New York City is one of the most popular destinations in the world attracting visitors from around the globe.

There’s no end to the list of fun things to do in New York; from visiting historic landmarks such as Empire State, Statue of Liberty, 9/11 memorial, Central Park, popular museums such as MoMA, innovative galleries, shopping, restaurants, bars and big-city culture, New York has something to offer everyone.

See bottom of page for ‘Holiday Conditions of Entry’

2nd Prize: Overnight stay at Trearddur Bay Hotel

Based in Anglesey, The Trearddur Bay Hotel is more than just a hotel. With 47 beautiful bedrooms, many with fabulous sea views and balconies and all with the comforts you’ll need for a relaxing break. Their grounds are located right by the beach, ideal for seaside views while you cosy up at the Bay pub.

Kindly provided by J.W.Lees Brewery

3rd Prize: Two Simply Red Tickets

Hailed as one of the most successful live acts ever to come out of the UK, Simply Red will be firing on all cylinders delivering their all-time classic hits from a stellar career, as well as some raw and soulful new grooves, including latest single ‘Thinking Of You’.

These tickets are for their sell-out show at AO Arena Manchester on Sunday 6th February 2022.

Kindly provided by the AO Arena Manchester.

4th Prize: Captain Manchester’s Mystery Prize

It’s a mystery!! What does the Captain have in his box of tricks?


You must be over 18 to enter. Please read the Terms and Conditions.

It is £5 per chance to enter. You can choose to have up to six chances by selecting the relevant amounts via the buttons below. Complete the form and make your card payment. Then wait patiently with everything crossed for the draw on Friday 10th December 2021.

You will then receive a email to confirm that your payment has been made. Forever Manchester will email you after the draw has been made to announce the lucky winners.

Good Luck!

The December draw is now closed.


If you wish to be automatically entered into future Tombola draws you can set up a monthly direct debit using the link below. You can choose to have up to six chances per month by selecting the relevant amount. For example, if you choose to have two chances per month, select “£10 (two chances)” and each month we will enter two tickets into the draw for you.

When setting up the direct debit, you will be given a date of your first collection. If the date provided is after the next draw date, and you want to be entered into the next draw, you will have to buy a ‘one-off’ ticket for the next draw. For all future draws, you will be automatically entered into the draw.

If you wish to cancel your direct debit at any time, you can do so via your own bank, but please email us at to let us know.

Once you have set up your direct debit, you will receive a confirmation email for you to check and confirm your details. We will be automatically notified of your direct debit payment.

If you encounter any problems, or have any questions regarding the direct debit payment, please email us at



  1. Althams Travel will manage and plan the trip on behalf of Forever Manchester.
  2. The prize includes return flights from Manchester and four nights’ accommodation for two people to the advertised destination (board unspecified).
  3. The holiday is to be booked between the date of the draw and up to six months after the date of the draw. Both hotel and flights are subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.
  4. The prize does not include travel insurance, visas (if applicable), airport transfers, meals and refreshments, optional activities or spending money.
  5. The winner must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid 10-year UK passport, with six months or more remaining after return to the UK.
  6. The winner must be contactable from the hours of 09:00 to 19:00 by telephone or email for 14 working days from first being contacted by Althams Travel and in a position to agree travel dates within this time period.

Date added: 12th November 2021