By Anna Callahan, Auction and Raffle Manager
DUCFS 2018 is proud to announce the auction and raffle prizes for 2018. Whether you’re into a holiday, festival, a lord or ladyship title, or a month’s free supply of ice cream, there is definitely a prize for you.
Prepare yourselves and your bank accounts for this year’s auction, which will take place in the second half of the show on both nights. This year you could win a lord or ladyship title, a holiday for two to Barcelona, or a pair of weekend camping tickets to Bestival. Surprise a special someone with an exclusive afternoon tea for two in the BT Tower (usually by invitation only), tickets to an English National Opera performance, or a night’s stay in Durham’s luxury hotel the Townhouse. You could also win a portrait of you and your DUCFS table, created by our talented model Flora Phillips.
Closer to home, you will have the opportunity to bid for discounted tickets for Castle's June ball, one of the most popular events at Durham. Perhaps you can see yourself taking a surf lesson with some of the most attractive members of the surf club. Or maybe you would prefer sitting back in the comfort of your own home as three of our models serve you dinner as ‘butlers in the buff?’
This year’s auction doesn’t stop there. Tom Ford and Elle Macpherson have kindly donated to DUCFS, offering sleepwear, beauty products and sunglasses worth hundreds of pounds. Or perhaps some of you would be more easily pleased by a month’s supply of ice cream, a paintballing trip, or a ride in a police riot van to a venue of your choice (graduation has been done in the past!)
For those of you who can’t contain your excitement for the prizes on offer, we will be selling raffle tickets during the two weeks before the show as well as on the night itself. Keep an eye on our social media for more information about where to buy. Tickets will be priced at £1 each or five tickets for £3.
We have a range of raffle prizes on offer this year. Treat yourself to a post-DUCFS pamper with a L’Oreal beauty bundle, juice cleanse or back massage. Or maybe you’d rather just keep on going, with a complimentary table, bottle of prosecco and VIP entry to a Newcastle club, or a package of spritzers and cocktails donated by Kold and Kalosa. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, raffle tickets could also win you a free meal and drinks for two at the Townhouse restaurant in Durham. Alternatively, you could win game passes for Junkyard Crazy Golf in London, or a pair of tickets to the Great Escape Festival. If this isn’t enough, you could also get started on your summer travel plans with vouchers kindly donated by STA.
With such fantastic prizes on offer, and all proceeds going to our amazing charity Mind, DUCFS urge you to buy as many raffle tickets as possible and prepare yourselves for an intense auction at our shows in February!