Every Sunday the Merstham Village Club hosts a meat raffle which is a highlight for many members. Meat raffles first originated in Britain during World War II as a result of the food rationing. Meat was a luxury, which meant families wouldn’t receive enough to feed the entire family so several households would pool together, allowing the winner to benefit from the combined “pot”.
Tickets are on sale every Sunday between 12:30 to 2:30pm at a price of £1 a strip (5 numbers).
A variety of meats to choose from await the entrants when the draw takes place at 2:30pm. The electronic number generator selects the numbers and the winner takes their pick. Prizes also includes the Mystery Prize, which is hidden in a box and could be a booby prize or a a luxury item.
With every strip you purchase, you receive a ticket to the next BIG Raffle – FREE OF CHARGE, meaning you get two raffles for the price of one. A FREE MEAT RAFFLE… what more could you ask for?