YES Society (“YES”) is a Non-Profit Organisation Limited by Guarantee (LBG). Registered Office: Wiston House, 1 Wiston Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7QL, Company Number: 8882933. YES are a 'Charitable Fundraiser' registered with Adur & Worthing Council in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005, with the authority to promote a veterans lottery in Great Britain. The designated contact, named on your monthly confirmation email, is the nominated society member having responsibility for the promotion of Veterans Raffle. YES, as the promoter, is solely responsible for the promotion and management of their Veterans Raffle branded veterans lottery. All members & officers of the society are DBS cleared. No society member, associate or parties acting on the society's behalf are precluded from participation in the national Veterans Raffle, so long as they qualify under the raffle eligibility terms and conditions.
After start-up costs have been recovered the proportion of revenue apportioned for the provision of prizes should be no less than 40%. The provision for administration will be at 5%. Donations to Good Causes will never be less than 20% of total funds, however Veterans Raffle will strive to contribute 55%. When subscriber numbers permit, we may further increase our Good Causes donation, however not before consulting/notifying subscribers prior to any implemented change.
Veterans Raffle T&C
These Terms and Conditions (together with the terms, if any, set out in promotional activity instructions on the Veterans Raffle website) constitute the entire agreement between the parties. All other terms and conditions, express or implied by statute or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Veterans Raffle correct any typographical or other errors or omissions in any brochure, promotional literature, or other document relating to their promotional activity.
People wishing to join Veterans Raffle (“the Promotion”) may only do so by completing a full online registration, (found on Veterans Raffle website), and completing a £10 monthly direct debit subscription to support a Good Cause. No other participation method is available. Alternative methods of payment have been evaluated but have been proven to be too expensive to facilitate and are not as secure as via direct debit and would not guarantee a 100% financial trail.
A person will be deemed to be eligible (an "Eligible Person") for inclusion/participation into Veterans Raffle if he/she is aged 18 or over and has a UK bank account.
No person shall be permitted to register/enter more than once and any attempt to contravene this restriction will result in the individual being recorded/reported and banned from participation in any current/future YES promotional activity.
Only people who have completed the full registration/DD process and with a cleared donation payment prior to the draw cut-off will be eligible for inclusion into Veterans Raffle for that month. Late or delayed registrations/direct debit payments will be deferred to the following month.
Veterans Raffle accepts no responsibility whatsoever whether or not a person is found to be ineligible for entry into their raffle. All donations received by VCF are treated as irrevocable gifts and as such are non-refundable under these Terms and Conditions.
No person is deemed to have been accepted until their direct debit mandate has been completed and they are over 18 years of age. If a person has been rejected, they will receive a notification email to this effect and may be subsequently contacted by phone on 07982 617582. Any reason for a rejection will only be given at the absolute discretion of the YES management.
All successful people will be given a Unique Reference Number (“URN”).
Inclusion in Veterans Raffle is only permitted via direct debit subscription. Each entrant has total control over their account which enables them to decide whether they wish to donate every month or to take the occasional Holiday break. Cut-off for raffle entry is @ 10:30hrs on the 21st of each month.
Veterans Raffle is drawn at 13:00hrs on the last day of each month.
A £10 monthly donation will entitle you to inclusion/participation in our monthly draws. Your direct debit payment will be held securely in a ring-fenced account to protect the fund prior to transfer to YES. The donations to charity are transferred prior to the draw, followed by the draw prizes to each individual winner, (as they respond to their automated notification). Only operational funds remain in the society's working account.
In time, our one-off donation facility may become gift aid eligible (where applicable) however, our subscription donation facility is not currently gift aid eligible due to being a donations with a potential benefit link. As YES is tax exempt and our admin is only 5%, there would be little, if any, current benefit gained.
YES will endeavour to facilitate the draw on the last day of every month. If for any last-minute reason this is not possible, the draw will take place as soon after as practicable.
A confirmation of an intended Veterans Raffle draw will be emailed to registered subscribers on the cut-off day and around 5 working days prior to funds being withdrawn.
6. Registration cancellation
If you would like to cancel your DD (or simply take a short Holiday Break) you may do so in your personal account.
A cancellation activated by yourself in your personal account before the 21st of a calendar month will be with immediate effect however, cancellations activated after the 26th of a calendar month may still result in a non-refundable donation (payment) being taken. Any account that is cancelled prior to a draw, shall not be included however, in such circumstances their donation will still form part of Veterans Raffle draw proceeds and will thus be apportioned to charity, prizes etc.
Depending on the level of promotional funds available each month, the current maximum monthly individual prize value will be £25,000, (this may be increased as entrant numbers increase in the future). The minimum individual prize value is currently £150. The minimum number of jackpot prizes in any given month will be 1 and the current maximum is 8. The minimum number of bonus draw prizes is currently 6.
All prizes will only be paid via BACS
No person will win more than one prize in any given month. Once a prize has been won the draw software will remove that person's URN from any further draws that month. So, if your URN were drawn and you won a prize you would not be able to win any subsequent prize drawn that month. All other people entered for that same month's draw will continue to be in with a chance of winning a prize, as the remainder of their names are randomly selected from our draw software.
The draw software used for Veterans Raffle is a bespoke programme, owned & operated solely by YES and certified as truly random by NMi who are an approved test house. The software guarantees that the winning odds always remain at 10,000 – 19,999:1.
Winners will be automatically notified by email after the draw and this is then followed-up by an SMS. Sanitised winners’ details are displayed on Veterans Raffle website. Subject to YES being satisfied that their terms and conditions have been complied with, including eligibility to take part in our raffle, all prizes will be allocated upon receipt of an acknowledgement to Veterans Raffle email. Any winner not responding to the automated email, or SMS will only be contacted by telephone if they provided a landline number when registering. For cost & security reasons YES do not contact winners by post.
YES will only pay a prize directly into the winners account of preference; as soon as all details have been confirmed/validated as necessary. No draw prize can be claimed by or awarded to a 3rd party.
All persons must keep their contact details up to date to enable YES to contact them. If a draw winner does not contact YES within 28 days of a draw, (using the supplied email & phone details), the eligible person will forfeit their prize. Any unclaimed prize becomes VOIDED and automatically defaults to a donation status.
YES will not be held accountable for any unforeseen matters outside of their control relating to the facilitation of prize payments, in accordance with their terms & conditions.
Any person wishing to take a donation Holiday break may do so by logging into their account and exclude themselves for a maximum period of 6 months at a time. Re-entry will resume automatically at the end of the 6-month period, (or sooner if reactivated by the subscriber). Re-entry will only be possible if Veterans Raffle is NOT at its subscription limit. Other than a 'Self-Excluded' account, all other accounts that do NOT have an active direct debit will become 'Inactive' as soon as the DD has been cancelled.
During the draw checking process, and prior to awarding any prize, should YES management uncover an invalid winning entrant then a re-draw of that specific group will take place as soon as practicable. Only the original participants of the specific group will be included in the re-draw.
If an awarded prize is refused, then the prize may go directly to his/her preferred Good Cause or be dispersed at the society's discretion.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law (but not otherwise) YES shall not be liable for any loss, damage or liability whatsoever or howsoever occasioned in direct or indirect connection to a participant or prospective participant who registers or attempts to register with incorrect details including but not limited to date-of-birth, telephone number, email address etc., or the loss, delayed or rejected application form or any communication sent to or received by or on behalf of YES including (but not limited to) a prize or other payment. This also relates to any potential delays in Direct Debit mandate processes.
YES may, without giving reason or notice, decline to accept a £10 pcm donation, cancel an existing registration, terminate or suspend promotional activity.
YES shall not be liable to the registered person for any actual or perceived loss, damage or liability thereby arising. Prizes still outstanding from draws conducted prior to any termination or suspension shall still be honoured as will all outstanding BACS payments. Prizes won after termination of an account shall be forfeited and default to a donation status.
Save where these terms and conditions expressly provide otherwise, YES shall not be obliged to respond to or enter into any correspondence. Any postal mail enquiries received by YES at its registered address must include a stamped addressed envelope or suitable email address for replies.
YES reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice. Any significant/material changes will be emailed to registered persons.
The laws of England and Wales shall apply to these terms and conditions and the parties hereby agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.