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  • Lots of lovely chefs and chocolatiers signed up to make a bespoke 500g box of chocolates (see who signed up this year here) to help us raise money for Galvin’s Chance. Some even signed up to make an extra box for a raffle.
  • The wonderful people at Martell sponsored the 2017 campaign – which means all the funds raised from the boxes went directly to Galvin’s Chance.
  • We used our Facebook and Twitter pages to update everyone and to do a countdown to the auction and raffle.
    • This year the auction started on 27th January and closed on 6th February
    • The raffle opened on 7th January and closed on 7th February
  • The charming folk at Keylink and Valrhona helped us get our auction and raffle ready by supplying us with incredible chocolate boxes and the chocolate for the chefs to melt down and make their marvelous creations.
  • Before the auction and raffle, you were able to see what box each chef was making by looking at their page, which was updated when the chef sent us the details.
  • When the raffle went live, we shared the link so you could purchase as many raffle tickets as you wished. Last year tickets were £5.
  • Once our auction went live you bid, bid and kept bidding until you got the chocolate box you wanted.
  • On social media and on our website we posted a leaderboard daily so you could see all the results from the auction.
  • The auction lasted 10 days. Once it had closed the winners were contacted through eBay. Raffle winners were contacted directly by our team. For auction winners, to get your box before Valentine’s Day you had to pay your bid price plus P&P and provide all the delivery details by the dates confirmed.
  • Chocs were then picked up from the Chefs and then sent out for delivery by courier to your chosen address, so they arrived before Valentine’s Day.
  • Then the lucky recipient of the box enjoys the scrumptious chocs, and can post lots of pictures on social media. Don’t forget to tag us in at @chocsforchance.
  • All the money we raise goes towards giving young people like Gabriel a chance: