Even the humble tombola has had to be re-invented for the Covid era and a ‘new normal’ version raised £182.53 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation when trialled at Bamber Bridge’s Morrisons supermarket.Advertisement
Gone was the lucky dip drum, which is now replaced with a board. It was covered in multi-coloured paper squares, their prize status hidden, which had been blue-tacked on for ease of removal.
Rosemere fundraising stalwart Norma Blackburn, who organised the tombola with friend and fellow Penwortham neighbour and fundraiser Margaret Dunn, said: “It was Margaret who came up with the new mechanics.
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“I think shoppers enjoyed the new normal tombola. It was a bit of fun at a time when fun is much needed with what’s going on in the world.
“We’d like to thank everyone who gave it a go and Morrisons’ charity champion Sophie Danson and the store staff, who were so helpful and supportive.”
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