£3,000 summer raffle

Play for big prizes in our charity draw

Fancy a flutter? There’s £3,000 to be won 

Here’s your chance to win a huge cash prize this holiday season. 

Tickets cost £1 and proceeds will support our heart of the community appeal to install a life-saving defibrillator at every YHA hostel — for the benefit of visitors, guests and the whole community. 

It’s a great cause so grab your ticket and be in it to win it. 

Defibrillators will be supplied by the British Heart Foundation. 


1st prize: £3,000 in cash

2nd prize: £1,000 in cash

3rd prize: £250 in cash

5 x £100 YHA vouchers

5 x £50 YHA vouchers

20 x £10 YHA vouchers

1. Enter the raffle

Choose how many raffle tickets you’d like, complete your details and pay securely via debit card by midnight on 2nd September 2022.

2. Receive your ticket(s)

You’ll receive an email confirming your ticket number(s).

3. Await the results

We’ll contact the winners and publish the winning numbers after the draw takes place on 9th September 2022.

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The countdown is on to make someone’s summer extra special.

The difference you make

According to the British Heart Foundation, 30,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of hospital each year in the UK. Sadly, 90% of these are fatal. For every minute someone is in cardiac arrest without CPR and access to a defibrillator, their chance of survival drops by 10%. So, investing in a defibrillator means the difference between life and death.

We want to play our part in investing in our local communities and in creating a nation of life savers.

The heart of the community appeal aims to raise £300,000 to install defibrillators at every hostel in England and Wales by the end of 2025. If we achieve our target, we can fund the equipment, installation, special housing, maintenance and — crucially — CPR training for hostel teams.

Thank you for your support.

An exterior shot of a YHA hostel


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?

Charity raffles are well established as a way for causes to raise money. Proceeds from this raffle will go towards the heart of the community appeal – our fundraising appeal to support the installation of life-saving defibrillators at every hostel in YHA’s network.

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 9th September 2022.

What prizes can I win?

You could win one of the following:

  • 1st prize: £3,000 in cash
  • 2nd prize: £1,000 in cash
  • 3rd prize: £250 in cash
  • 5 x £100 YHA vouchers
  • 5 x £50 YHA vouchers
  • 20 x £10 YHA vouchers

How do I enter?

You can buy your raffle tickets online and pay by debit card. Please note that we can only accept debit cards which are linked to UK bank accounts.

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.

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 our gambling self-exclusion form (online or by post).

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: 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 our gambling self-exclusion form.

YHA is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by Derbyshire Dales District Council under account number LN/7844.

Promoter: YHA (England & Wales), Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH.