Who is Veterans Raffle?
A totally independent not-for-profit fundraising platform established to help UK grassroots veterans' charities that support our serving and veteran community within the Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Search & Rescue, Coastguard and Merchant Navy. Assisting those who are suffering from mental health-related conditions such as PTSD, complex injuries such as loss of limb and those who find themselves out of work and/or homeless etc. This is a national veterans lottery like no other; in the UK it apportions the highest combined percentage to charity & prizes, it has the best Jackpot winning odds, is the only UK veterans lottery to have the potential to award up to 8 Jackpots per month, (when entrant numbers permit), and has the lowest operational costs in the UK due to being cloud-based, (no office costs), is managed by remote volunteers and probably the only veterans lotteries not to have a 3rd party assisting the promotion of their veterans lottery or profiting from it; sadly unlike the silent majority of veterans lotteries.
Who benefits from Veterans Raffle?
We all benefit. Those who subscribe have the greatest chance of receiving a draw prize and those grassroot charities that are supported enjoy the largest combined percentage of the lottery proceeds in the UK ever. There are a growing number of veterans charities benefitting from this additional fundraising platform and this is the only national veterans lottery that allows the public to select their own preferred veterans charity too. Charity funding to individual charities is attributed according to supporter preference numbers, so the more support an individual veteran's charity receives the greater their monthly funding. Veterans Raffle have no affiliation to any of their listed beneficiaries, which means that every charity is treated fairly and thus equally. Veterans Raffle funding is totally unrestricted and guaranteed on a month-by-month basis, unlike other veterans' lotteries who often operate a grant application process that guarantees absolutely nothing!
How much of my donation goes to charity?
No other UK veteran's lottery currently apportions a greater combined percentage to charity & prizes than Veterans Raffle and this is due to Veterans Raffle not having any 3rd party involvement. The simplicity of the Veterans Raffle funding platform keeps both security and costs to an absolute minimum. Operational costs are around an industry leading 5%. As a result, no other UK veteran's lottery can apportion anything close to our combined figure of ~95%. These are all-round exceptional figures when compared to any other UK veteran's lottery, some of whom retain anything between 20% to 50% just for their operational costs.
Is Veterans Raffle different to other lotteries?
Yes - totally!
Here is a summary of Veterans Raffle conditions:
- 18+ so no child participation
- Online only access
- Direct debit subscription only
- £10 monthly donation (only if your funds permit)
- No Rollovers so guaranteed winners every time
- A Jackpot is awarded for every 10,000 entrants
- No advance annual payments
- Holiday breaks available at any time
A financially vulnerable person cannot be included in Veterans Raffle based on the strict registration/payment process. However, they could very easily choose to participate in most other UK veterans' lotteries and with hardly any protection to prevent/deter them from participation beyond their comfortable means.
The important thing to recognise is that the Veterans Raffle platform is designed to provide a consistent funding stream for grassroots UK veterans charities, which is why it's attracting the public. When people are freed from bureaucracy, they do amazing things. So, let’s enable them to do it.
Veterans Raffle guarantees that public support isn’t taken advantage of either by apportioning ~95% of the total proceeds to charity & prizes combined. Clear evidence that no individual or company is profiting from the public donations.
How do I Join Veterans Raffle?
By registering online and completing a £10pcm Direct Debit subscription. This method guarantees safe and secure payment and protects the vulnerable from exploitation as they cannot enter twice or be enticed into paying any sum in advance to chase a rollover etc. Once you have completed the full registration process you are sent a confirmation email with a unique membership number. Your online account provides you with total control 24/7. You will then be automatically entered into all the monthly prize draws, which are drawn on the last day of every month.
Winners are automatically notified via our firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Your prize will only be transferred to you via BACS, so for first-time draw winners your account details will be requested. If no email response is received, then an SMS is sent via 07982 617582 to the winners mobile, or we speak to a winner who has provided a landline.
Were can I see Veterans Raffle draw results?
All Prize Draw results are published on their website and accessed via the WINNERS heading on the top of the front page.
What if my contact details change?
You can update your contact details at any time by logging into your Veterans Raffle account. You have total freedom to 'come & go' as you please. There are no contracts to tie you down and restrict your movements and no notice periods if you choose to stop participating.