Raffle prizes for the Summer BBQ!

May 24th, 2024

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At this years PFMeet Summer BBQ, we’re looking to raise money for our nominated charity The Cat Welfare Group. I volunteer for the charity myself, so I know first hand the amazing work they do across the South Coast taking care of and rehoming stray and abandoned cats. And with that how crucial it is to raise funds.

We’ve already been lucky enough to have all these incredible donations, and we’re open to more, so if you’d like to donate something, give me a shout at joanna@pfmeet.co.uk and I’ll give your business plenty of shout outs! All these prizes will be available at the Summer BBQ.

Here’s what we’ve got so far:

Port 57 Hot-desking hours!

Port 57 Co-working Studio have donated an incredible prize worth £525. There are 3 x 100 hours hot-desking at the studio (worth £175 each) up for grabs. This is truly a great opportunity for any local freelancer to work in Portsmouth’s original co-working studio!

Signed copy of The Road from Karachi

The Road from Karachi is an Indian and Pakistani cookery book created by Portsmouth local Nadia Arab and her mother Khalida. It’s full of incredible traditional recipes – some of which I have samples myself at one of their Southsea Deli Cookery Classes. The books design is also created by local graphic artist Paul Parsons.

A years subscription to Mirosign

The raffle will also include a one-year team membership to MiroSign, an email signature design software. With MiroSign, you can create professional and eye-catching email signatures for your entire team, further boosting your brand identity. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to upgrade your email communication and potentially win this valuable prize!

Personal Training Sessions with AHHF


Anthony Hilton Personal Trainer has generously donated 4 x 1-1 personal training sessions with £170. I’ve trained with Anthony before and he’s a fantastic personal trainer.

Content Workshop with Charlotte Simonsen


An incredible prize worth £350 – a content creation workshop with Charlotte Simonsen. Charlotte is a local graphic designer and content creator. Speaking from experience having worked with Charlotte before, this is such a valuable workshop for any small business or freelancer looking to build their online profile.

Original Artwork by Paint Chill Co.


Paint Chill Co are a Portsmouth based art company that do Paint ‘n’ Sip events across the city. Jessa who runs the company has kindly donated 3 original artworks, and are examples of paintings you can learn to do at one of their many events!

Beers by Phantom Brewing Co


Phantom Brewing Co have some incredible beers on sale as well as their own tap rooms in Reading and Henley. Paul was kind enough to donate a mixed 6 pack of Phantom Brewing beers worth £25.

A Mystery Guide of your choice


If you haven’t done a Mystery Guide yet then you’re missing out! I’ve completed the Old Portsmouth one recently and it was so much fun, learning about my city whilst solving puzzles and clues! They have dozens of Mystery Guides for all over the UK, and Jack has offered to donate a Mystery Guide of your choice to the raffle!

Bustle & Bertie reed diffuser


Bustle & Bertie is run by Andrew (the other half of Creatiques) – they sell premium, incredible smelling candles and reed diffusers. You can purchase their products online, and they also sell them out of Creatiques on Albert Road.

1 Round of Golf – donated by AJB Couriers


AJB Couriers are same day couriers who offer colelction within 60 minutes. They are based locally but operate all over the UK. They have kindly donated a round of golf for 4 people at Lee-on-the-Solent golf club (there are 2 lots up for grabs!).

Manicure & Pedicure at Cecilia’s Mobile Day Spa

Cecilia’s Mobile Day Spa is based in Fareham (PO15 6LW) and have generously donated 1 x gel pedicure and 1 x gel manicure.

Curates Egg – Custom Artwork

Gillie at Curate’s Egg does incredible hand drawn artwork of animals, and is offering a bespoke commission of your pets paw, or eye. The artwork will be 10cm squared and mounted ready for framing. You can check out her work on her Facebook page.

Wines by the Sea Voucher


If you love wine, then this is the place for you! Wines by the Sea is based on Albert Road in Southsea, and Lucy (who often comes to PFMeet) really knows her stuff when it comes to wine! They have kindly donated a £15 voucher towards the raffle.

Japanese Mini sweets making kits donated by Kendal James


Kendal, a former PFMeet regular who moved to Japan, is bringing over some beautiful sweet making kits from Japan. There will be 4 kits up for grabs! Kendal is also a fantastic artists, and her work can be purchased on her Etsy store. Make sure you check our her site for links to lots of inspiring work and events.

Custom Hoody & Tote bag from R Graphic Design


Richard is a local graphic designer (who also comes to PFMeet) who offers branding, print design and more. He also offers branded merchandise printing services. R Graphic Design has donated a custom Hoody and Tote bag!

Ear-pods and smart watch – donated by David Waters Financial Advisor


David Waters is a Finacial Advisor…. he has generously donated a brand new set of Ear-pods, and a brand new Smart Watch. As well as this David also donated some brand new scratching posts to The Cat Welfare Group which we are very grateful for!

3 days board at Catisfaction Hotel


Catisfaction hotel is based in Whitely and offers comfortable boarding for upto 20 cats. They have 6 luxury rooms, all beautifully decorated, waiting to look after your furry friends. Domi (a fellow volunteer for TCWG) is offering 3 days free board for your beloved pet so you can enjoy your trip away!

Board games – donated by Jo Loveridge Front-end Developer


Of course I had to add a donation! These are brand new boardgames, not yet opened. I may well be adding more to this list so watch this space! For those that don’t know, I’m Jo, I run PFMeet and I’m also a local freelance web developer.

Hoody & Tote bag by Sea Chalk

seachalk.co.uk & graphicdesign-r.com

Richard Walker (a regular PFMeeter) has kindly donated a hoody & tote bag, designed by his company Graphic Design R who offer branding & print design. Sea Chalk is his brand, and is a new company launching soon!

Want to donate a prize?

While we have quite a few alraedy, we’ll always welcome more raffle prizes! As you can see we promote your business on our blog, and on our social media:

If you have a prize to donate, give me a shout on socials or email joanna@pfmeet.co.uk

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Freelance front end developer, organiser of Portsmouth Freelancers Meet, Director of Starboard


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