Terms and Conditions
Blue Cross Raffle Rules
Full Raffle Rules
“Blue Cross”, “we”, “us” and “our” shall be a reference to Blue Cross, registered charity number 224392 (England and Wales) and SC040154 (Scotland)
“entrants” “you” and “your” means a person entering into the Blue Cross Raffle
The New Year Raffle 2019 is open to all mainland Great Britain residents over the age of 18 and those residing in Northern Ireland (this excludes Isle of Man, Channel Islands and BFPO addresses according to Gambling Act 2005 regulations).
1) The cost of each ticket is £1. Entrants may purchase more than one ticket, payment must be in advance. Only entries for which full payment has been made will be eligible to win a prize. Blue Cross is not responsible for any delays in bank payments.
2) Entrants accept that Blue Cross is the promoter of the Raffle which is regulated by the Gambling Commission under legislation laid down in the Gambling Act 2005 as amended. Responsible Person - Sally de la Bedoyere CEO, Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford OX18 4PF. By purchasing raffle tickets and participating in the draw, you accept these terms and conditions.
3) You agree and warrant that:
3.1 you are aged 18 or over;
3.2 you will not buy or purport to buy an entry into this Raffle on behalf of anybody under the age of 18;
3.3 you will provide accurate entry information, including your name and personal address; and
3.4 you are not an employee of Blue Cross, the External Lottery Manager or anyone else directly connected or responsible for running the Raffle.
Blue Cross may request that you confirm and substantiate your compliance with this clause 3. Any person not complying with this clause 3 will be disqualified from the Raffle and automatically forfeits the right to any prize.
4) Ticket stubs must be returned to arrive before the closing date of each Raffle. The draw date for each Raffle will be printed on the tickets and on the website. Any late entries will be transferred to the next Blue Cross Raffle. The New Year Raffle 2019 will be drawn on 15 March 2019
5) The Raffle draw will take place on the draw date of each Raffle. The draw will be conducted by a random number generator that has been tested and approved by an independent, Gambling Commission approved, third-party test house.
6) The winning numbers will be published on www.raffleplayer.com/bluecross/winners and will be available from the Raffle Helpline on 01628 511 703. Results will be available from the next working day following the notification of Winners.
7) Prizes for the Raffle are published on the Blue Cross raffle website www.raffleplayer.com/bluecross. There are no alternatives to any prize, and no interest will be payable. Winners of Prizes will be notified within 14 days of the draw and will be given the option of the Prize to be paid by BACS or cheque. Once Winners have confirmed their choice and claimed the prize, payment will be made by BACS within 14 days and by cheque within 21 days (as applicable). Where the Winners fail to claim their prize within 90 days of being contacted by Blue Cross, the prize money will be treated as a Blue Cross donation. Any cheques remaining uncashed for over 6 months will be cancelled and the prize withdrawn.
8) No Tickets to be sold to or by any person in the street.
9) All profits from the Raffle will be used for the charitable purposes of Blue Cross. Registered Charity 224392 (England and Wales) and SCO40154 (Scotland).
10) No liability is accepted for loss, theft or delayed receipt of any communication sent by post (including any cheque sent in the post) or any delays in bank payments.
Blue Cross reserves the right to use the winner’s name for promotional purposes. These will only be in summary, for example Mrs. Smith from Berkshire.
12) Blue Cross or its External Lottery Manager may (without giving any reason or notice) refuse to accept an application, cancel an existing subscription or terminate or suspend the Raffle scheme. Blue Cross or its External Lottery Manager’s decisions made in accordance with the rules shall, once made, be final and binding. All entrants are solely responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating Blue Cross with their accurate and up to date contact details and Blue Cross will be in no way liable for any failure or inability to contact any member due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the member has provided.
13) The rules are subject to change by Blue Cross or its External Lottery Manager. The latest copy of the rules is always available on the following webpage - https://www.raffleplayer.com/bluecross/terms-conditions.
14) The Promoter operates a Complaints and Disputes Procedure If you have a complaint you can ring our Raffle team on 01628 511 703. If you are unhappy with the way a complaint is resolved you can contact the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS). IBAS acts as an impartial adjudicator on disputes that arise between betting/gambling operators and their customers.
15) Blue Cross is committed to ensure that information about how to gamble responsibly and how to access information and help in respect of problem gambling is readily available to all. Please refer to the Blue Cross website www.raffleplayer.com/bluecross/problem-gambling or request from the Raffle Helpline number.
16) Due to legal reasons, all tickets sent to supporters in Northern Ireland can only be purchased by the named individual and cannot be sold onto family and friends or other individuals.
17) To enter the online raffle an entrant must self-certify that they are the required age to play. A confirmation email will be sent to the entrant confirming their numbers in the draw and thanking them for their participation. Random age verification checks are carried out at regular intervals. If an entrant is found to be under the required age their payment will be returned and they will not be entered into the draw.
18) In order to promote responsible gambling, it is recommended that no more than 60 chances are to be purchased per person for the New Year Raffle 2019.
19) Entries must not be bought on behalf of somebody else.
20) Material changes to this raffle are not predicted to happen, but in the event that this occurs you will be notified by email 14 days in advance of any changes.
For more information about the Blue Cross, our raffles and other ways to donate please visit www.bluecross.org.uk or contact our dedicated supporter services team by calling 0300 7909903.
Requests for additional raffle tickets up to a maximum of 60 tickets per person or requests to be removed from future raffle mailings should be addressed to 01628 511703.
If you would like more information about raffles and lotteries please go to www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.
The Blue Cross policy for raffles can be found here. This includes our policy on responsible gambling, underage gambling, fair and open draws and our complaints procedure. If you or a family member feel that you are experiencing problems with gambling, you can seek advice and support from GambleAware on 0808 8020 133 or via their website begambleware.org.