Action Raffle terms and conditions

Below are all the terms and conditions relating to the Action Raffle. Thank you for supporting Action for Blind People.

Raffle rules

  1. Participation in this raffle costs £1 per raffle ticket. You may purchase more than one ticket but the maximum number of tickets is one hundred (£100) per draw. Payment to enter the raffle must be made in advance of the draw date. Any payment received after the draw date will be treated as a donation. The maximum combined value of raffle tickets you may purchase in any twelve month period is £1,000.
  2. The Action for Blind People Christmas raffle is open to all UK residents over the age of 16, except employees of Action for Blind People and any other companies in the same “group” (as defined by section 53 of the Companies Act 1989) as RNIB Charity, to include, without limitation RNIB (charity number 226227) who are directly involved with the raffle, their agencies and other companies directly involved in the running of the raffle. This means that entries will be accepted from Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and BFPOs.
  3. Monies raised by this raffle will support the general work of Action for Blind People, Registered Charity Numbers 205913 (England and Wales) and SC040050 (Scotland).
  4. No tickets can be sold to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 16 years.
  5. If a ticket is sold unknowingly to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 16 he/she will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit his/her prize and the stake will be returned.
  6. Participation in this raffle can be made by returning ticket stubs in the post with appropriate payment (cheque payable to Action for Blind People or credit/debit card details) or through this website with payment by credit or debit card where you will be advised of new ticket numbers. Please do not return cash with your ticket stubs.
  7. Raffle tickets will be entered into the draw only when the whole payment is received.
  8. Action for Blind People accepts no responsibility for raffle tickets which are lost, damaged, illegible or from which the prize-winner cannot be identified, or for any technical failure or event which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted.
  9. The closing date for postal entries is one working week before the draw date and any entries received after the closing date may not be entered into the draw and may be regarded as donations to Action for Blind People.
  10. Postal entry for our Christmas 2016 Raffle will close on 7 December 2016 and online entry will close at midday on 13 December 2016. Any ticket entries received after these dates and times may miss entry into the draw and therefore will be considered as a donation to Action for Blind People.
  11. The draw will take place on 14 December 2016.
  12. Raffle tickets will be drawn randomly.
  13. The first ticket number drawn will win £7,000 cash or a VW Take up!
  14. The second ticket number drawn will receive £1,500 in cash.
  15. The third, fourth, fifth and sixth ticket numbers drawn will each receive £500.
  16. The seventh, eighth and ninth ticket numbers drawn will each receive £100.
  17. The next five ticket numbers drawn will each receive £50.
  18. There is an additional prize of £20 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers that will go to each of the first 50 people to return their tickets by post only (known as the Fast Fifty). Please note in order to be eligible for this prize, your ticket(s) must have been received and payment in full for them must have been accepted.
  19. Prize winning cheques will be distributed to winners within 28 days of this draw, and will be sent to the address registered at the time players enter the draw.
  20. The result of the raffle draw is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  21. Winners will be notified by post, email or telephone within two weeks of the draw date. A list of winners will also be published at: actionforblindpeople.org.uk/rafflewinners. Please keep the ticket or allocated number as proof of purchase.
  22. Where Action for Blind People is unable to contact a prize-winner so that a prize remains unclaimed for six months following Action for Blind People’s first attempt to notify the prize-winner, Action for Blind People may apply the prize as it sees fit, including re-offering the prize in future raffles.
  23. All winners are required to co-operate with Action for Blind People’s right to publish their win as and where deemed appropriate, and to provide proof of age when requested.
  24. Action for Blind People is registered with the Gambling Commission to operate this raffle. This can be viewed on the Gambling Commission website. The person responsible for this raffle is Louise Cowell.
  25. Requests for additional raffle tickets, requests to be removed from future raffle mailings, or any concerns about this raffle should be addressed to: Supporter Care, Action for Blind People, Bumpers Way, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6NG. Or email us at supportercare@actionforblindpeople.org.uk
  26. In the event of an error, howsoever caused, whether a printing error or otherwise and whether obvious or otherwise, which affects the competition in any way, the organisers reserve the right to administer the raffle as though the error had not occurred. Where the organisers deem it appropriate and/or feasible Action for Blind People will notify entrants of the error.
  27. Names of winners and results of the raffle will be available on receipt of a request to: Supporter Care, Action for Blind People, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE.
  28. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Action for Blind People reserves the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.
  29. Action for Blind People’s decision in all matters relating to the raffle is final. Action for Blind People operates a complaints and disputes procedure which is available on the Website and by post on request or upon you making a complaint to the Raffle Helpline on 0345 601 6936. All complaints and disputes will be handled in accordance with the procedure. If your complaint relates to the outcome of your gambling transaction and cannot be dealt with by Action for Blind People to your satisfaction, you have the right, free of charge, to have the matter referred to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (ibas-uk.co.uk), an independent organisation offering alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) services . Referral of the dispute to an ADR entity will not restrict your right to bring proceedings in respect of the dispute in a court of competent jurisdiction.