Christmas raffle FAQs


How much is it to enter?

Entries cost £1 each

How old do you have to be to play?

You have to be 16+ to play

How do you draw the winners?

All entries to the Christmas raffle are entered into a random electronic draw that is conducted on the draw date stated on the ticket. The draw is conducted by an independent party in front of two witnesses.

What are the prizes?

The raffle prizes are:
1st prize - £2,000
2nd prize - £500
3rd prize - £100

How does the speed draw work?

Each entrant who returns their golden sticker affixed to their tickets and payment by 14th November 2021 will be entered into the Speed Draw. Selected winners of the Speed Draw will be awarded Hamleys bear.

I have/may have a problem with gambling.

If you feel you have a problem with gambling please visit the BeGambleAware website for help and advice, or contact the BeGambleAware National Helpline on 0808 8020 133. Lines open 8am to midnight.

How do I self-exclude?

If you do not wish to receive raffle tickets or other communications about gaming, call us on 0330 002 0895 or email info@makeawish.org.uk.

Can you claim gift aid on my ticket purchase?

Unfortunately no, raffle draws do not qualify for Gift Aid.

However, if you make a donation with your raffle purchase, we can claim Gift Aid on this donation. If you are eligible for and complete the Gift Aid information on the entry form. we can claim Gift Aid on your behalf. Please read the declaration regarding Gift Aid carefully to ensure you are eligible.

My child/someone I know has an ill child/suffered a bereavement and I have found this campaign distressing.  

We are really sorry. It’s certainly not our intention to cause any distress. We haven’t deliberately targeted anyone who has been going through a something similar. If you need support please visit our useful resources for wish families.

The freepost address on the return envelope does not match that of Make-A-Wish UK

Don’t worry! This is simply because we are using an agency to process some donations on our behalf. Because we are not in the Hub as much at the moment, we can’t process all donations in-house. We want to ensure that the generosity of our donors is processed and recognised as efficiently as possible. 

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