Our Spring raffle is now open. The closing date is 26 March 2015 and the draw will be made on 30 March 2015.
There is a fantastic cash first prize of £7,000, a second prize of £4,000 and a third prize of £2,000. With other prizes of £500 and £250, plus 50 runner up prizes of £50, every £1 ticket you buy has a chance of winning one of 55 cash prizes!
You can purchase your raffle tickets here raffleentry.org.uk/motabilityOpens in new window
Our national raffles are one of our most popular fundraising initiatives, and with so many chances to win it is easy to see why!
Each year our raffles help to meet the cost of suitable vehicles and special adaptations needed to enable disabled people to enjoy the freedom of mobility, just like Kathleen whose story you can read about below.
Find out more information about who we help .
The raffle tickets cost just £1 each and are available in books of 10, but you don’t have to sell or buy them all. We are grateful for any amount purchased as every £1 ticket will help more disabled people become mobile.
If you want to take part in our raffles and do not usually receive a pack, or have any further questions in connection with our fundraising, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 123 1875 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgOpens email client
How Motability helped Kathleen
Kathleen says, “My arthritis began in the 1990s and I have had many years with ongoing severe pain.” She approached Motability for help and we arranged a Charitable Grant for the advance payment for a Citroen Berlingo and a fitted wheelchair hoist. Her car now has the space to accommodate her husband’s wheelchair, a scooter for her, as well as a walking frame.
Kathleen’s real passion is her voluntary work with a local silver band and she says, “Despite the difficulties my disability brings, I try to live life to the full as much as possible and I am so pleased I can continue my hobby as secretary of the Elland Silver Band; working with our young members brings me great pleasure. Having a car that meets my needs makes life a lot easier. It also means we can visit our children whenever we want and we’re both looking forward to taking trips to our favourite places this Spring, like Blackpool and Pately Bridge and the Dales. I’m having a knee replacement in January and it’s no exaggeration to say that my car is my legs!”
Download our Spring raffle sample letter, using the link below:
Spring raffle sample letter Will download a resource(PDF 1MB)
The closing date is 26 March 2015 and the draw will be made on 30 March 2015.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Christmas 2014 raffle.
Christmas 2014 raffle winners Will download a resource(PDF 11KB)
If you would prefer to receive copy of the winners list by post or would like to receive a raffle pack, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 123 1875 or email email@example.comOpens email client
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• Has there been uncontrolled spending?
• Are significant amounts of time spent gambling?
• Has there been concealing or lying about gambling behaviour?
• Has the gambling impacted on relationships with family and friends?
• Have you noticed withdrawal from family activities?
• Is an excessive amount of time being spent on a computer?
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