Your chance to win a holiday to Iceland and see one of the most spectacular phenomena on earth – the Northern Lights.

On those early lazy, hazy summer days when the birds hang effortlessly as silhouettes against an unbroken backdrop of blue sky, and white and pink clover covers the hillside, cows with their calves graze contentedly in the meadows, and children play hide and seek in the tall grass. Picnics by the river, quiche, sandwiches, apples, strawberries and lashing of ginger beer. The vivid green verges of country lanes are awash with notice boards, lovingly painted by hand or fashionably designed, promoting the village fete… the bunting, donkey rides, tea urns, the coconut shy, the stalls…

…Hang on a minute! This is Manchester, it’s January, and it’s flippin’ freezing!

Well we can’t promise you any of the above but we can bring you the next best thing, a little slice of the Village Fete all year round for just £5 a month and you don’t even have to move away from your keyboard.
Forever Manchester is proud to bring you – Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola!

Each month our very own Captain Manchester will be spinning his Magical Tombola Drum and drawing out four guaranteed winners. Yes, you read that right! Every month there will be four guaranteed winners – because this isn’t any old raffle and this isn’t just another lottery. You don’t have to pick your numbers every month and there’s no rollovers either. The winners will each get a Manchester-themed prize with a minimum value of £50 – stuff like a stay in a Manchester hotel, tickets for events and shows, meals in Manchester’s top restaurants, merchandise and memorabilia… and every once in a while there’ll be a star prize!

And this month, to mark the launch of Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola, we’ve got one of those star prizes – a once in a lifetime 3-night trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, kindly provided by Regent Holidays.

To cap it off and to give our Tombola a distinct whiff of authenticity the good Captain will be drawing out an extra prize, The Captain’s Mystery Prize to be exact! This will genuinely be a mystery and quite possibly a right load of tat… but hey, it’s a tombola right?

The first draw will be held on Friday 10th February 2017 at Forever Manchester’s Annual Birthday Party at the Palace Hotel, where attendees will be able to purchase a ticket on the night.

If you fancy having a dip here’s what you have to do – and remember, unlike similar models, every penny raised will be helping Forever Manchester support the communities where we all work, live and love:

How Can I Enter?

  • You must be over 18 to enter
  • Have your card details ready (it is £5 to enter one ticket – but you can buy more than one to increase your chances!)
  • Head to our Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola page, read it carefully (including the Ts&Cs!), click the ‘Buy Tombola tickets here’ button and fill out the form
  • Wait patiently with everything crossed for the draw at the start of every month

It’s that simple!

You will then receive a notification via email that your entry has been submitted.

We will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your payment and inform you of the first draw you’ll be entered into.

Good luck!