Published on 2 January 2019
A bumper month for the Veterans Raffle and bucking the national trend for December for a lottery too.
It was so encouraging to see entrant numbers for the Veterans Raffle hit an all-time high during the festive period and great to be able to award another seven lucky subscribers a draw prize so soon after Christmas day. What a lovely way to end their Christmas holiday period going into a new year on a high and with some money in their pockets must be a rare thing these days too, but nevertheless...
Published on 22 December 2018
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS,
HE LIVED ALL ALONE,
IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE,
MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY,
WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE,
AND TO SEE JUST WHO,
IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT,
A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE,
NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS,
NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE,
JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND,
ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES,
OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES,
AWARDS OF ALL...
Published on 11 December 2018
Last month, a donation from Veterans Raffle was used to replace stolen equipment from one of Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing’s emergency mental health response cars.
Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing currently have four response vehicles to deal with mental health crises. They provide an invaluable service that’s available to veterans across Norfolk and Suffolk who experience an emergency mental health crisis outside of regular working hours.
Luke at Walnut Tree Health a...
Published on 6 December 2018
We know that with nearly 1900 registered veterans’ charities it can be confusing to know which veterans lottery to support. Why should you have to put in so much effort to ‘vet the vets’ charities when all you want to do is a good deed? It can be time-consuming and just plain overwhelming, but Veterans Raffle is here to help guide you through the confusion.
There are so many to choose from with specialisms in different areas and so many questions that will be whizzing...
Published on 9 November 2018
A £10,000 reward has been offered to catch those responsible for a horrific attack on a 98-year-old Second World War veteran who is fighting for his life.
Peter Gouldstone remains in a critical condition following a robbery at his home in Enfield, north London.
His family released a picture of the former telephone engineer hooked up to a life-support machine in hospital, where he is receiving treatment for severe injuries - including two bleeds on the brain.
Police are yet to find tho...
Published on 4 October 2018
On 29 September, some of the Veterans Raffle team were lucky enough to visit Longleat’s Military Spectacular – a wonderful celebration of the armed forces and an opportunity for the public to give thanks.
For the second year running, this celebration of the armed services took place over the last weekend of September. As well as playing host to a wealth of impressive armoured combat vehicles for land and sea, interactive demonstrations and rousing musical processions,...
Published on 25 September 2018
Veterans Raffle launched in May 2018 and now provides the public the opportunity for a feel-good factor whilst donating to specialist UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities. After being awarded a government grant for digital marketing this raffle has gone back to the drawing board with regard to its marketing strategy.
Originally branded as the YES Society Charity Raffle, the first port of call was to choose a trading name that truly represented what they actually do and why...
Published on 1 September 2018
Fortune has knocked twice for a very lucky Worthing couple.
A lucky couple have each won a draw prize in the new Veterans Raffle, promoted by YES Society. The raffle supports a selection of specialist UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services charities that are desperately in need of additional funding. The Veterans Raffle is the only UK lottery to apportion 95% of total lottery proceeds to charity & prizes combined.
Mark, a self-confessed petrol head and lover of military aviation too, s...
Published on 11 July 2018
During attendance at various Armed Forces events, Veterans Raffle volunteers experienced members of the public mistakenly thinking that they are already supporting the Veterans Raffle, but they were actually entrants of the Veterans Lottery!
This confusion appears to be linked solely to both organisations using the Union Flag in their logo design. Veterans Raffle intend to revise their logo design and instigate a re-branding soon. A spokesperson from the Veterans Raffle stated that they wou...
Published on 4 July 2018
Whether you're a Veteran personally or a family member of a veteran, or your friend or work colleague is, then your support of the Veterans Raffle would not only be appreciated by us, but by the very charities we have chosen to support and who have devoted their lives to provide the specialist services to those Veterans who are most in need.
A few testimonials from our Good Causes:
Ian Hayden, Phoenix Heroes “As a non-profit Community Interest Company supporting our veterans and their fami...