By playing our raffle you have made a huge difference to the lives of vulnerable children in England.
Our spring raffle is a great way to raise funds and to know that every ticket bought helps us to reach more of the country’s most disadvantaged children.
Mrs Lomax, runner-up winner in our Christmas raffle. ‘Such a lovely surprise win, we always give a Christmas donation but this year decided to take part in the raffle. We have just found out we are expecting our first grandchild, so we'll keep this as a nice little surprise for my daughter.’
We have some great cash prizes to be won. Just imagine what you could do if you won first prize – you could take the holiday of a lifetime or put the money towards that new car you’ve been dreaming of.
Play our spring raffle
You can change children’s lives by playing our spring raffle today. Each ticket costs just £1.
If you’d like to order additional books of tickets please contact our Supporter Care team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone, 0300 303 7000.
The raffle with be drawn on 7 April 2015 and the winners will be notified by phone or in writing after the draw date.
Christmas raffle winners
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle: You helped us raise nearly £70,000.
The lucky winners of our Christmas raffle draw are:
- 1st Prize, £3,000, Mrs Poulter, West Yorkshire, ticket number 407041
- 2nd Prize £1,000, Mrs Brown, Wiltshire, ticket number 23533
- 3rd Prize £500, Miss Evans, Roxburghshire, ticket number 207210
- Super Seller, £250, Mr Harvey, Staffordshire
Our ten runner-up prizes of £50 each went to:
- Mrs Brignall, Cleveland, ticket number 408656
- Mrs Lomax,Surrey, ticket number 284161
- Mrs Rowntree, North Yorkshire, ticket number 360074
- Mrs Luesley, Essex, ticket number 49685
- Mrs Le Vasseur, LONDON, ticket number 85270
- Miss Sleet, Surrey, ticket number 286698
- Mr Jobson, Essex, ticket number 48192
- Mrs Simpson, Lancashire, ticket number 395268
- Mr Fleck, West Yorkshire, ticket number 161330
- Mrs Jeffers, Nottinghamshire, ticket number 99689
A huge THANK YOU to all our supporters who took part.
Your contributions help
The money you raise through buying and selling raffle tickets helps to support our work with vulnerable young people across the country.
When I was 12 I ran away from home because at home I was surrounded by violence and the fighting frightened me so much. After I ran away I got dragged into a dangerous gang and started doing things I didn’t understand. I thought the kids I met on the street would be better than anything I knew at home. At home I felt worthless and nothing more than a ‘mistake’ – I thought my family didn’t want me around.
But I was one of the lucky ones because The Children’s Society found me. My Children’s Society project worker was called Rachel. We met up regularly – I didn’t trust her at first but over time she helped me open up and I started to talk to her. At the time I wasn’t even registered to go to school. Rachel helped me get back to school, she helped me with my confidence and made me realise how dangerous it was to run away. She even helped me to cope with the trouble at home safely.
Rachel would never have come into my life without supporters like you, so thank you – I’m happy now because I have a safe home and I’m optimistic about the future.
Life would have been so different without The Children’s Society so thank you so much for supporting them. Playing the Christmas raffle is a small thing to do but the money it raises makes such a difference. And I’d love it if The Children’s Society could help even more children like me.
Raffle rules, lottery license policy and procedures
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