Grand Draw Rules

1. By entering the Grand Draw, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

2. The cost of each entry is £1 and tickets can either be purchased in paper form through returning the raffle ticket book, over the telephone through ringing 01628 201 286, or online. Players may purchase more than one entry, and payment must be in advance.

3. Not to be sold by or to anyone under 18 years of age.

4. Tickets can only be purchased by individuals in the United Kingdom except those directly involved in running the Grand Draw. Individuals based in England, Scotland and Wales can also sell tickets to other such as friends or family members. Tickets cannot be sold on the street. Due to legal reasons, tickets can only be purchased by the named individual they were sent to in Northern Ireland and cannot be sold on.

5. Children with Cancer UK reserves the right to confirm that these criteria are met and any person found not to meet these criteria will not be entered into the Grand Draw and automatically forfeits the right to any prize.

6. The Christmas Grand Draw opens on 7 October 2021. All postal entries must be received by 24 December 2021. Online entries close on 24 December 2021. All winners will be selected at random by computer software on 14 January 2022 from all valid entries received by the closing date. Any entries received after the closing date will be treated as further donations towards our vital work.

7. The winners will be notified within ten working days from the draw, through the contact details provided the time of entry. In the event that contact with the winner cannot be made within three months of the draw date or the winner is found not to meet the entry requirements, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize entitlement and award the prize to the reserve drawn at the same time as the original winner.

8. There are 103 prizes on offer. The first prize is £25,000 cash. The second prize is £4,000 cash. The 3rd prize is £2,000 cash. There are also 100 x £10 cash prizes to be won. Based upon the number of entries in our three raffles during 2020 the average chance of winning a prize for a single ticket is approximately 1 in 4,485.

9. All profits from the Grand Draw go to Children with Cancer UK. Of the ticket sales in the three raffles during 2020, 24% went on expenses, 7% on prizes and a fantastic 69% came back to Children with Cancer UK to fund our work.

10. Children with Cancer UK is not responsible for any delays in bank payments.

11. Players are responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating Children with Cancer UK with their accurate and up to date contact details. No liability is accepted for: any failure or inability to contact a player because of inaccuracies in contact details provided; loss, theft or delayed receipt of any communication sent by post; delays or failures in software or other systems used by Children with Cancer UK or its External Lottery Manager for the administration of the Grand Draw; or any event beyond the reasonable control of the Charity or its External Lottery Manager.

12. Children with Cancer UK reserves the right to use the winner’s name for promotional purposes. These will only be in summary, for example Mrs Jones from Berkshire. Please inform Children with Cancer UK if you do not want your details to be published.

13. Children with Cancer UK or its External Lottery Manager may (without giving any reason or notice) decline to accept an entry, cancel an existing subscription or terminate or suspend the Grand Draw. Children with Cancer UK operate a Complaints and Disputes Procedure which will be made available to customers upon request.

14. The rules are subject to change by Children with Cancer UK or its External Lottery Manager.

15. Children with Cancer UK will collect and process participants’ personal information in order to conduct the Grand Draw and it will be shared with Children with Cancer UK’s agents to the extent necessary for the Grand Draw to be administered and the prize to be delivered to the winner. Players’ names and other personal details from their entry to the Grand Draw will be collected and stored by Children with Cancer UK and held in accordance with the applicable privacy policy in place from time to time (see childrenwithcancer.org.uk/privacy-policy). Children with Cancer UK will send participants marketing materials that they have consented to receiving.

16. Children with Cancer UK accounts for supporter funds separate from company funds. This means that steps have been taken to separate supporter funds from business funds, but those funds are not protected if Children with Cancer UK becomes insolvent. This meets the Gambling Commission’s requirements for the segregation of supporter funds at the basic level of protection.

17. These terms and conditions are governed by English law. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear any dispute or claim arising in association with the Grand Draw or these terms and conditions.
The promoter of the Grand Draw is Children with Cancer UK (company number: 04960054) (registered charity number: 298405). Responsible Person: Gary Murphy, 51 Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JQ.

Online entries

18. To enter the online Grand Draw, an entrant must self-certify that they are the required age to play. A confirmation email will be sent to the entrant confirming their numbers in the draw and thanking them for their participation. Random age verification checks are carried out at regular intervals. If an entrant is found to be under the required age their payment will be returned and they will not be entered into the draw.

19. In order to promote responsible gambling, it is recommended that no more than 60 chances are to be purchased per person for the Grand Draw.

20. Entries must not be bought on behalf of somebody else.

21. Material changes to this raffle are not predicted to happen, but in the event that this occurs you will be notified by email 14 days in advance of any changes.


If you would like more information about Grand Draws and Lotteries please go to www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

The Children with Cancer UK policy for Grand Draws can be requested through our Grand Draws and Lottery helpline on 01628 201 282 or by email to info@childrenwithcancer.org.uk. This includes our policy on responsible gambling, underage gambling, fair and open draws and our complaints procedure. 

Please gamble responsibly. 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 (lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or via their website begambleware.org.

Responsible Gambling

Are you gambling more than you really want to? If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, Gamble Aware can provide support and information. You can contact the national helpline by calling 0808 8020 133. Lines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Responsible Person: Gary Murphy, 51 Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JQ. Licensed by the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005. Licence No. 4700. Please click here for more information.