The Key to Raising Money with a Legal Raffle

by ticketprinting on July 8, 2013

How to Keep Your Raffle on the Right Side of the Law

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the world’s leading charitable organisation dedicated to saving lives through cancer research. This charity receives all of their funding from the public, and thus, they rely completely on donations from everyday people like you and me to keep their cause moving forward. Cancer Research UK’s researchers and supporters work vigilantly to fight over 200 different kinds of cancer.

As a charity that receives no private funding, CRUK must take it upon themselves to find unique ways to raise money that will help further their cause and research. For that reason, they’re hosting a 2013 Summer Raffle, the proceeds from which will go to helping cure many different types of cancer.

Keep in mind, hosting a raffle isn’t always easy. The laws regarding raffles in the UK can be complex, and most local gaming councils have their own, specific rules when it comes to running a raffle. Here, we’ll show you how CRUK manages to stay on the right side of the raffle law.

How to Lay it All Out

One of the best ways to promote a raffle is to put some fabulous prizes up for grabs and get the word out about them as best you can. Of course, if you have a website, the first place you’ll want to promote your raffle is there, online. That way, anyone who visits your website will automatically see the enticing raffle prizes, and be encouraged to by a raffle ticket (or two!).

But before you even get to the promotions, you’ve got to take care to organise your raffle strategically and make sure you keep it legal.

In addition to checking with your local gaming council on their particular rules on raffles, it’s best to be clear about the rules of your raffle with your ticket buyers.

Tying it All Together

An easy way to be clear about your raffle rules is to list all the terms and conditions for your raffle up front, right on your website.

It’s a good idea to get all the rules for your raffle settled before you have your raffle tickets printed. That way, you can include any pertinent information on the raffle tickets as well as your website.

To save money on expenses, find a top-quality ticket printer that offers great deals on prices.

Saving money on expenses means you can use that much more to further your own charitable cause.


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