Mid Essex Budgerigar Society started the “Raffle” in 2016. Raffles have always been a fantastic way to raise funds but we found that most people were buying tickets to support the club rather than buying tickets because they felt the prize was worth winning! We decided to offer good quality Budgerigar related prizes but this provided another issue. The amount of people attending the Mid Essex Budgerigar Society Open Show would not be enough to provide us with the ticket sales needed to cover costs of our prizes. We took the decision to put the raffle online making it available to all fanciers in the UK & Eire. Again this provided us with the issue of getting prizes to winners but through sponsorship we were able to offer free delivery of all prizes. The Raffle has grown year on year and has attracted many offers of wonderful prizes. It is our intention to build on this success and make fantastic prizes available to fanciers nationwide. Our success would not have been possible without the support from our members, sponsors & supporters.