On Thursday 9th April the draw for Captain Manchester’s Magical Tombola, sponsored by ZenOffice, took place. We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that entered.

An amazing 228 tickets were sold raising a fantastic £1,140 for Forever Manchester to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester.

With Forever Manchester staff currently working from home across Greater Manchester, the draw was made by our very own Liz Page using a random name generator.

The winners this month were:

1st Prize: A wonderful 3-night trip for two to Lisbon


2nd Prize: Two Tickets for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds at Manchester Arena


3rd Prize: A £150 Gift Card for Hawksmoor Manchester


and…Captain Manchester’s Mystery Prize


To ease any concerns regarding our prizes.

  • Holiday trips can be booked anytime within 6 months of the draw and can be taken anytime thereafter.
  • We are currently liaising with Manchester Arena regarding the status of the concert.
  • The Hawksmoor voucher is valid until 11.02.2021

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 tombola@ForeverManchester.com

Tombola tickets for our next draw, taking place on Thursday 7th May, are now available to buy priced at £5 each.

You can just buy tickets for the next draw by clicking the red button below or you can set up a monthly direct debit by clicking on the black button.