Three steps to holding a raffle
Start planning early on
Holding a raffle at your Great British Garden Party is a great way to get everyone involved on the day, but it’s important you plan ahead. That way you can relax and enjoy your day.
Think about how much you want to sell your raffle tickets for, how many prizes you want and make sure you have raffle tickets ready to use on the day.
Source your prizes
There’s lots of amazing prizes you could offer – plants for the garden, a homemade cake, handpicked flowers, a voucher to a local restaurant.
Don’t be afraid to approach local businesses and ask them if they could donate a prize for your Great British Garden Party – they are often extremely generous and very happy to help support you in your fundraising for the National Garden Scheme.
Some top tips:
The more prizes you have, the more tickets you will sell and the greater the chance for people to win!
Make sure people know when the draw will be – and ask them to leave their contact details if they have to leave early
Don’t be afraid to ask people to donate raffle prizes
Keep it legal
You do not need a licence to hold a raffle at your Great British Garden Party. However, you can only sell tickets at the location of your event and during your event.
If you wanted to sell tickets ahead of your event, find out more about the rules you need to follow by heading over to the Gambling Commission’s guidance.
If you have any questions at all, please get in touch – we’d be happy help! You can email us at [email protected] or call us on: 01483 213910
And if you have not yet signed up to host your Great British Garden Party this year then why not sign up today – its never too late, and every pound raised will make a difference to many of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities.