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‘Valentina’ Gromit Raffle: Terms and Conditions

Hand-painted, one-of-a-kind Valentina Figurine Raffle 

The raffle starts at 7 pm on Thursday 27 June 2024 and closes on Sunday 14 July 2024 at 11:59 pm.  

Terms and Conditions 

1. The registered responsible person is Nicola Masters, The Grand Appeal, 30 – 32 Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8DJ. The Grand Appeal Society Lottery is licensed by the Gambling Commission, under the Gambling Act 2005 gamblingcommission.gov.uk   

(Grand Appeal Society is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by The Gambling Commission under account number  4932).  

2. All profits from the raffle will be used to fund the work of The Grand Appeal, a charity registered in England and Wales 1043603. The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, provides lifesaving medical equipment, family accommodation, and specialist facilities to support critically sick children and their families who have come from across the South West. More information about how money raised from this raffle will help to support Bristol Children’s Hospital is available at grandappeal.org.uk/the-grand-appeal/.  

So far in 2024, The Grand Appeal Lottery Society has generated £2,440 in ticket sales from raffles of which £76.50 was spent on expenses, and £500 on prizes, raising a total of £1863.50 for The Grand Appeal. 

3. Participation in this raffle costs £2 per ticket. Participants may purchase multiple tickets, up to 20. Payments cannot be accepted by CAF voucher or credit card.  

4. The raffle is open to individuals aged 16 years or over who live in Great Britain. Any person found to be under 16 years of age will automatically forfeit any prize. Proof of identity will be checked when entering the raffle if it is suspected that the individual is under 16.  

5. The raffle is not open to trustees and employees of The Grand Appeal.   

6. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at peoplesfundraising.com/raffle/valentina   

The raffle entry notification email received by entrants will act as the participant’s ticket(s) for the raffle. Please keep your email receipt as proof of purchase.  

7. The Charity accepts no responsibility for raffle tickets which are lost, damaged, illegible or from which the winner cannot be identified, or for any technical failure or event which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted.  

8. The closing date for entries is 11:59 pm on Sunday 14 July 2024.   

9. The draw will take place on Tuesday 16 July 2024. The winning number will be automatically chosen using the random selection generator.   

The first number generated will receive the first prize: a Gromit figurine signed and hand-painted by the artist Carys-ink. The figurine size is 16.5 cm H x 12 cm W.

Based on our previous raffles we have conducted; we have calculated the following likelihood of winning this raffle (please note that these are approximations and actual figures may vary):  

We estimate an average of 500 tickets sold, so a 1 in 500 chance of winning (when one prize is available).   

10. The results of the raffle draw are final. There will be no alternatives to the prize as stated above.    

11. The winning ticket holder will be sent their prize by courier. 

12. The winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone on or after Tuesday 16 July 2024.   

13. The Charity reserves the right to use the winners’ names for promotional purposes. This will only be in summary, for example: Mrs Smith from Bristol.   

14. All participants are solely responsible for providing and (where necessary) updating the Charity with their accurate and up-to-date contact details and the Charity will be in no way liable for any failure or inability to contact any participant due to any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in the contact details that the winner has provided.  

15. Where the Charity is unable to contact a winner and a prize remains unclaimed for one month following the Charity’s first attempt to notify the winner, the Charity may apply the prize as it sees fit, including by re-offering the prize in future raffles.  

16. The Charity reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the raffle if circumstances beyond their control mean the raffle cannot go ahead. The Charity’s decision in all matters relating to the raffle is final.  

17. In the event of an error, howsoever caused, whether a printing error or otherwise and whether obvious or otherwise, which affects the competition in any way, the Charity reserve the right to administer the raffle as though the error never occurred. Where the Charity deem it appropriate and/or feasible the Charity will notify entrants of the error.  

18. The Charity may (without giving any reason or notice) decline to accept an entry or suspend the Valentina Figurine Raffle.

21. The Charity reserves the right to reject a participant’s entry and/or award any prize to an alternative winner if the Charity has grounds to believe that the participant has breached any of these Terms and Conditions, acted fraudulently or illegally, or are on other reasonable grounds.  The Charity shall have no liability to the participant for any loss or damage arising from this right.

22. The Charity shall return any amounts paid by entrants found to be under 16 but is not liable to return any amounts already paid by any other entrant.    

23. Complaints and disputes will be dealt with in accordance with the Charity’s complaints policy, a copy of which is available on request by calling 0117 9273888 or emailing hello@grandappeal.org.uk. 

24. If you would like to be excluded from The Grand Appeal Society Lottery, please complete our Self Exclusion Form below.  

Help with Problem Gambling and Self-Exclusion  

For friendly and helpful advice from trained counsellors, call the GamCare helpline on 0808 8020 133. The helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year – and calls outside of these hours will be taken by a recorded message service. Sometimes just telling someone about your problem can be a relief – and it is the first step towards dealing with your problem. You can also visit the GamCare website at gamcare.org.uk for more information and advice.  

If you would like to be excluded from a Grand Appeal Society raffle or lottery, please complete the Self Exclusion Form and return it as soon as possible to: Nicola Masters, The Grand Appeal Lottery Society, 30-32 Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol, BS2 8DJ or hello@grandappeal.org.uk

Self Exclusion Request Form: The Grand Appeal Society Lottery

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Please exclude me from all lottery and raffle activity with immediate effect. I understand that by submitting this form, the exclusion will remain in place until I telephone to tell you that I wish to begin gambling again. Please note that by law the self-exclusion must apply for a minimum period of 6 months.

If I attempt to enter the lottery or a raffle during the term of this exclusion and am identified by a member of staff, I will be refused entry and any stake will be returned to me. I acknowledge my responsibility in ensuring adherence to this agreement. I acknowledge that the Promoter, its employees or agents have no liability or claims arising from my voluntary use of the gambling facilities provided.

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