Terms and Conditions

Essex Wildlife Trust Christmas Raffle Rules

General Rules

  • This Raffle is only open to residents of Great Britain over the age of 18 (this excludes Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands and BFPO addresses according to Gambling Act 2005 regulations)
  • No tickets can be sold to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 18 years
  • The cost of each entry is £1. Players may purchase more than one entry, and payment must be in advance
  • If a ticket is sold unknowingly to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 18 they will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit their prize and the stake will be returned
  • All proceeds from this raffle will be used for the charitable purposes of Essex Wildlife Trust
  • The prizes for the Raffle are 1st Prize Rossi ice cream factory tour for 4 people (valid until 30th June 2022 Monday to Friday 9am - 3pm, tour must be pre-booked) , 2nd Prize Gold leaf on our Tree of Life at Fingringhoe Wick Nature Discovery Park to hold pride of place for 7 years, 3rd Prize Hamper containing Tiptree products courtesy of Wilkins & Sons Ltd, 4th Prize Breakfast for two people at the Perrywood Tiptree Coffee Shop & Restaurant, 5th Prize An array of Essex Wildlife Trust Branded Goodies. There are no alternatives to any prize
  • The draw will be conducted by utilising a Random Number Generator that has been tested and approved by an independent, Gambling Commission approved, third party test house. The results of the draw are final
  • Based upon the number of entries in our Summer Raffle 2021 the average the chance of winning a prize for a single ticket is approximately 1 in 200
  • From the proceeds of the raffle tickets sales in the Summer Raffle 2021,  approximately 93% went on expenses, 0% on prizes and 7% came back to us to fund our work. This was the first online raffle completed so expenses were high, but our aim is to ensure for all future raffles as much proceeds as possible goes to fund our work.
  • Entries must be received by 9 January 2022
  • Late entries will be treated as donations
  • The draw will be held on 11 January 2022
  • Winners will be notified by post, email or telephone no later than two weeks after the draw date. Please keep your ticket number as proof of purchase
  • A list of winners will also be published on the website within two weeks of the draw date. These will only be in summary, for example Mrs Smith from Berkshire
  • Winners may be asked to take part in Essex Wildlife Trust PR and promotional activity
  • If a prize is unclaimed after reasonable efforts have been made by Essex Wildlife Trust to contact the winner, then Essex Wildlife Trust will be entitled to dispose of the prize as it thinks fit. The winner has one month after notification to claim the prize
  • The Essex Wildlife Trust policies for raffles can be found here. This includes our policy on responsible gambling, underage gambling, protection of customer funds and our complaints procedure

Online entries

  • 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
  • Entries must not be bought on behalf of somebody else
  • In order to promote responsible gambling, it is recommended that no more than 60 chances are to be purchased per person for the Raffle
  • 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

General Information

Essex Wildlife Trust is registered with Colchester Borough Council under registration number 077791. Responsible person: Michelle Shepherd, Essex Wildlife Trust, Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ.

For more information about the Charity, our raffles and other ways to donate please visit www.essexwt.org.uk

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 info@raffleplayer.com

If you would like more information about raffles and lotteries please go to www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk

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



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