Socially distanced tombola tried out at Bamber Bridge supermarket

Posted on - 1st October, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Charities, Preston News
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Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre

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.


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.

Tombola trialled at Bamber Bridge fundraiser
Norma Blackburn with the tombola at Bamber Bridge fundraiser

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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