Meetdraw9: Bournemouth Twestival

It’s that time already – Meetdraw9 is upon us! As a member of the Meetdraw commitee, we’re proud to announce that on March 24th Meetdraw will be hosting Bournemouth’s very own Twestival Local event.


Welcome to Bournemouth Twestival 2011

Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities off-line on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grass roots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million(USD) for 137 non-profits. All local events, including Meetdraw9, are being organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all donations on the night will go direct to local projects.

Meetdraw9 is focusing around raising money for The Mowgli Foundation. This charity is a Bristol-based not-for-profit organisation that operates all over the world, running programmes to help support young entrepreneurs. It recognises that individuals can be gifted at what they do or have a great idea that they know inside out, but that doesn’t necessarily make them fantastic businessmen or women. It also realises that a lot of successful people often what to pass their expertise on, yet sometimes they don’t quite know how to.

If you can’t make it to Meetdraw9 but would like to donate the price of a pint to Mowgli you can do so through our JustGiving page.

1812 is our venue of choice this time around. We will announce details of the evening’s activities over the next 2 weeks, but if you have suggestions or would like to get involved, get in touch. In fact, please get in touch if you can help in any way!

For updates or to get involved, please follow Meetdraw on Twitter (where else?!) @meetdraw and make a note of the date in your diary – Thursday 24th March 2011.

p.s. Thanks to Neil Leonard (@neilleonard) for designing the Twestival Local Bournemouth logo. Neil is a design lecturer, part time designer and soon to be proud author. Visit his site at