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'Strangeways, Here We Come' Silver Disc Raffle

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We work with people facing disadvantage to enable them to build a better life


Win Mike Joyce's ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ Silver Disc!
We are a Manchester charity called Back on Track and Mike Joyce is our patron and friend. To help us meet new demands from the cost of living crisis, Mike is raffling off his Silver Disc for The Smiths fourth and final studio album - Strangeways, Here We Come, 35 years after the album's release. For only £5 a ticket, this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own an incredibly rare and special piece of music history! To give everyone the chance to enter we have extended the raffle to 12 October 2022.

From all of us at Back on Track, we’d like to thank you for getting involved and supporting our charity. We are already seeing the devastating impact that the cost of living crisis is having and we are planning ways to further support people in Greater Manchester through the coming winter. All of the money raised through this raffle will go towards these projects.

A message from Mike
"Hi folks, I’d like to invite you to be in with a chance of owning a unique piece of music memorabilia while also helping a charity I am involved with. I’ve been working with Back on Track for the last few years and I’ve seen first hand the fantastic work that the charity does. I’m now taking this opportunity to try and generate some much needed funding for the people they support. I wanted to have a raffle rather than an auction so that everyone who buys a ticket has an equal chance of owning it. Of course you can buy as many tickets as you wish and we want to raise as much as possible. Many thanks for helping!"

About the Disc
This is the official silver disc for the album which was issued to commemorate that UK sales had reached over 60,000 copies. The collectible has a BPI hologram and will come with a letter of authenticity, and it has been signed by Mike Joyce. It is approximately 20" x 16" framed and glazed (as seen in the photo). This is an original disc presented to Mike at the time of release 35 years ago and is not a copy.

Strangeways, Here We Come is The Smiths' final album. Rolling Stone said that this album ‘stands as one of The Smiths best and most varied records’. Mike Joyce, Morrissey and Johnny Marr have all said that the album is the band's best work. 

There are also four runner up prizes of prints of the photo of Mike with the disc, taken by acclaimed photographer Paul Husband. The prints are signed by Mike.

How to enter
The raffle opened on 1st September 2022 and will close at 11.59pm on Wednesday 12th October 2022

  1. Donate £5 to get one raffle ticket
  2. You can donate £10 for two tickets or £100 for twenty raffle tickets and so on. There is no limit to the amount of tickets you can buy and the more tickets you get the better chance you’ll have of winning!
  3. Please donate in GBP so we can allocate you the right number of tickets. Any donations in other currencies will be converted to
    pounds and rounded down to the nearest multiples of £5.
  4. You must tick the box to say ‘I am happy to be contacted by Back on Track’ so that we can get in touch with you if you win. We won't send you any other emails.
  5. If you do not want to provide your contact details through Just Giving, you can email them to Back on Track directly at: (we may also ask to see a receipt of your donation to verify it with Just Giving).  
  6. The draw will take place shortly after the raffle closes (date and time to be confirmed) and the winner will be announced on this page and on Twitter: @mikejoycedrums; @BackonTrackMcr

Terms and conditions

  • Back on Track is a registered charity and has a Small Society Lottery Licence with Manchester City Council
  • Donating through JustGiving is secure and your contact details are safe
  • Gift Aid has not been claimed for this event 
  • 100% of any money raised through this raffle will go directly to the charity to support people who face multiple disadvantage in Greater Manchester
  • If you purchase a ticket/s but do not provide your contact details we cannot include you in the raffle and your donation will not be refunded
  • If you enter after the deadline we cannot include you in the raffle and your donation will not be refunded
  • If you pay in another currency we will allocate tickets according to the amount we receive in GBP
  • The draw will be done randomly and two independent people will witness this process
  • The winner can decide whether or not they want their name and/or photo to be shared publicly
  • If you have any issues or questions, please email:

About the charity

Back on Track

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We work with people in Manchester who have been through problems with alcohol or drugs, homelessness, mental health and offending. We provide training, work experience, volunteering and mentoring, equipping people with the skills they need to build a better future.

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