£3,000 Christmas raffle

Play for big prizes in our charity draw

What a gift £3,000 would be, just in time for Christmas! Here’s your chance to win the top cash prize, courtesy of Cotswold Outdoor. We’ve some fantastic runner up prizes this festive season too. Tickets cost £1 and proceeds go towards Project90 — our appeal to fund respite breaks for carers, key workers and families struggling in the wake of the crisis.


1st prize: £3,000 cash supported by Cotswold Outdoor

2nd prize: £1,000 cash

3rd prize: £250 cash

6 x rucksacks donated by Mammut

5 x rucksacks donated by Cotswold Outdoor

2 x £100 YHA vouchers

10 x £50 YHA vouchers

7 x £20 YHA vouchers

Check if you’re a winner

Enter the £3,000 YHA Christmas draw

More exciting than an advent calendar, the countdown is on to make someone’s Christmas extra special. The raffle closes in…

Thank you to our supporters

How your support helps

The difference you’ll make

By entering the draw, you’ll help us reach and support those struggling through the most difficult year in recent memory. Raffle proceeds go to Project90 – our appeal that’ll fund unforgettable childhood adventures for young carers, and provide respite breaks for key workers and low income families.

Where your money goes

  • £50 could pay for a young carer to grow in confidence through a full day of thrilling activities
  • £40 could pay for a night’s stay for an NHS worker and their partner
  • £15 could help a low-income family get away for their only break in this terribly difficult year

Summer winners back appeal

Stuart, our grand prize winner, along with second and third prize winners Chris and Sue were delighted by their windfalls. And even went so far as to give back to our Project90 appeal. Congratulations to them. This time, it could be you!


What is the YHA raffle?

We run a raffle draw twice a year, once in the summer and again in winter. Each ticket gives you a chance of winning one of our fantastic prizes.

Why is YHA running raffles?

The coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on YHA’s income and ability to deliver its mission in 2020 and beyond. Charity raffles are well established as a way for causes to raise money. Proceeds from this raffle will go towards YHA, to support the charity’s work with young people and families coping with challenges. Challenges that mean that, without YHA, they are simply unable to access travel and adventure – and all the benefits these bring to health, wellbeing and the development of skills for life.

How much are the tickets?

Each ticket costs £1

How will I know if I’ve won?

The first three prize winners will be contacted by telephone and runners up will be published on our website soon after 18th December 2020.

What prizes can I win?

  • 1st prize: £3,000 supported by Cotswold Outdoor
  • 2nd prize: £1,000 cash
  • 3rd prize: £250 cash

Runner up prizes

  • 6 x rucksacks donated by Mammut
  • 5 x rucksacks donated by Cotswold Outdoor
  • 2 x £100 YHA vouchers
  • 10 x £50 YHA vouchers
  • 7 x £20 YHA vouchers

How do I enter?

You can buy your raffle tickets online via https://getinvolved.yha.org.uk/fundraising/raffle/ and pay by debit card.

How old do I have to be to enter?

The law states that tickets must not be sold to, or by, those under the age of 16. In accordance with our license we must abide by this law.

The Gambling Commission has published codes of practice which help to ensure gambling is operated in a responsible manner. For further information on the Gambling Commission and the Gambling Act, please visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

What is responsible gambling?

Responsible gambling means staying in control of how much time and money we spend on gambling. Responsible gambling means not spending more money or time than we can reasonably afford on gambling activities, keeping in mind all our other responsibilities in life.

I think I may have a problem with gambling, how can I get help?

The Be Gamble Aware helpline number and website address is included on all tickets and entry forms to lotteries. For support, visit begambleaware.org or phone 0808 8020 133, 8am to midnight, seven days a week.

You can request to be self-excluded from YHA Lottery and Raffle communications and entry into any prize draws if you are struggling to control your gambling.

Self-exclusion means asking to be excluded from gambling promotion until you tell us otherwise. You can do this by completing this form online. Alternatively, download, complete and return it by post to us.

Can YHA claim Gift Aid on my raffle tickets?

No, the money collected through sale of entries to lottery draws and raffles does not qualify for Gift Aid as it is payment for your raffle number.

However, if you give us a goodwill donation on top of the raffle tickets, we can claim Gift Aid on just the donation. If you are eligible for and complete the Gift Aid information on your entry form, we can claim Gift Aid on your behalf. Please read the declaration regarding Gift Aid carefully to ensure you are eligible.

What are the competition rules?

Please view the YHA Raffle Rules.

Raffle Helpline Number: 0330 123 3009

Raffle terms and conditions

Responsible gambling

We are committed to ensuring our raffle activity is operated in a fair and socially responsible manner. For more information, including advice on responsible gambling, please read our responsible gambling guide.

Are you gambling more than you really want to? If you would like to be excluded from YHA raffles and lotteries, please download, complete and return this Gambling self-exclusion form.

The YHA raffle is licensed and regulated by the Charities Trust Gambling Commission Society Lottery Operating Licences: Non-Remote – 000-006068-N-100863-011 Remote – 000-006068-R-104648.
Promoter: The Charities Trust, Suite 20-22, Century Building, Brunswick Business Park, Tower Street,Liverpool L3 4BJ.