Play our Lottery
For just £1 a week you could win £1,000 (increased to £3,000 4 times a year) or 151 other prizes.
Play our winter raffle today and be in with the chance of winning £3,000!
Playing our lottery is one of the simplest ways for you to help us continue making
the difference to the seriously ill patients,
and their families, in our care.
How it works
After signing up, you'll receive your unique six-digit lucky number which will be yours for as long as you play. Then, fingers crossed, see if your lucky number is one of those randomly selected when the draw is made every Friday. There's no need to claim. If you win, we'll pop your prize-winning cheque in the post for you! It couldn't be simpler.
How to sign up
Before signing up to play, we’d encourage you to visit the prizes and proceeds information below, which details the prizes on offer, how you might win them and the likelihood of doing so. You’ll also find information on from the total amount the lottery raises, how much is spent on patient care, how much on prizes and how much on expenses.
Alternatively, contact us on 01582 707940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Keech Hospice Care winter raffle is now open!
For just £1 per ticket, you could be in with the chance of winning a jackpot prize of £3,000 – just imagine what you could do with that!
Every ticket sold will help us make the difference when it matters the most to children and adults living with life-limiting and terminal illnesses, and their families.
1st Prize - £3,000
2nd Prize – £800
3rd Prize – £200
Plus 10 runner up prizes of £50
Make sure you buy your tickets before Friday 4 December 2020 in time for the big draw on Friday 11 December 2020.
How to buy your tickets:
- Buy your tickets online here.
- Call us on 01582 707940
- Email us on email@example.com
The winter raffle is open to all mainland Great Britain residents over the age of 16 (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 16 years.
If a ticket is sold unknowingly to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 16 he/she will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit his/her prize and the stake will be returned.
Winners may be required to take part in Keech Hospice Care PR and promotional activity.
All proceeds from this raffle will be used for the charitable purposes of Keech Hospice Care (registered as a charity 1035089)
Keech Hospice Care is licensed by the Gambling Commission to operate this raffle. This raffle is issued under Part 5 of the Gambling Act 2005.
All ticket entries must be received no later than 4 December 2020. All monies for tickets received after this date may be treated as a donation.
In order to promote responsible gambling, it is recommended that no more than 50 tickets are to be purchased per person for the winter raffle 2020.
The draw for the winter raffle 2020 will take place on Friday 11 December 2020. Winners will be notified by post, email or telephone no later than one week after the draw date. A list of winners will also be published on Keech Hospice Care’s website. Please keep the ticket number as proof of purchase.
Requests for additional raffle tickets up to a maximum of 50 tickets per person or requests to be removed from future raffle mailings should be addressed to Keech Hospice Care, Great Bramingham Lane, Luton, LU3 3NT
If you would like more information about raffles and lotteries please go to www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.
Keech Hospice Care Social Responsibility Policy for raffles is available on the website www.keech.org.uk. This includes our policy on responsible gambling, underage gambling, and fair and open draws. 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 www.gambleware.co.uk.
While the majority of people do gamble within their means, for some, gambling can become a problem.
It may help you to keep control to remember the following:
- Gambling should be entertaining and not seen as a way of making money.
- Avoid chasing losses.
- Only gamble what you can afford to lose.
- Keep track of the time and amount you spend gambling
If you want to have a break from gambling you can use our self-exclusion option by downloading and returning the self-exclusion form, calling our supporter relations team on 01582 707940 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. On receipt, you will be excluded from all draws and from making any payment for a minimum period of six months.
If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then you can contact GamCare.
GamCare is the leading national provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Their services are confidential and non-judgemental. GamCare can be contacted on their Freephone helpline on 0808 8020 133 or visit their website.
Keech Hospice Care is a registered charity in England & Wales (no. 1035089) and a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales (no. 2904446).
The Lottery Promoter is Keech Hospice Care and our Responsible Person is Mrs Alison Shotter.
If you think we are doing something wrong we will take it seriously. Our Complaints Policy will tell you how to make a complaint.
We’re very happy to have partnered with Lottery Fundraising Services to help make our lottery even bigger and better. Every week our canvassers are out and about across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.
All our lottery canvassers wear Keech Hospice Care branded clothing and have with them photo identification. If you would like to confirm a canvasser is working legitimately on our behalf, please email email@example.com or call 01582 707940 and we will be happy to do this for you.
Meet our team
In the 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020, for 49 non-inflated draws (where the top prize was £1,000) there were 152 prizes per draw with an average chance of winning 83:1. For 3 inflated draws (where the top prize increased to £3,000 and also doubled as one of 3 raffles) there were 13 prizes per draw with an average chance of winning of 2,999:1.
All winners are selected by a random number generator in our lottery software, Donorflex Lottery is fully licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission and their Random Number Generator has been independently tested, using a variety of industry-standard statistical tests. The independent tests was considered to be ‘fit for purpose’ according to the Gambling Commission approved test house which carried out the tests and is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
In the 12 months from April 2019 to March 2020, £617,000 was raised by the lottery. Of this, £321,000 (52%) went directly towards patient care.
Of the remaining £296,000, £113,500 (18%) went on prizes and £182,500 (30%) on expenses (including £119,000 on growing the lottery and £41,000 on salaries. We constantly review our costs and expenditure to keep these as low as possible.