Make a donation when you buy tickets
Thank you to all players who give an extra gift when they buy raffle tickets. Your donations are vital to helping us support blind and partially sighted people. If you'd like to make a donation, you can do so on the online entry form. Please Gift Aid your donation if you can.
How to enter by post
If you'd prefer to receive printed, rather than digital raffle tickets, we can send you your books by post. Just fill in our form to order raffle ticket books (two books of 15) and we’ll send them to you. Please don’t forget to ask family and friends if they’d like to buy some too.
What happens next?
The online closing date is Wednesday 18 December, 2019 and the draw takes place on Friday 20 December, 2019. After the draw, we’ll contact you if you’re one of our lucky winners and announce the winning tickets online.
In 2018, 72 per cent of all the money raised through RNIB raffles and lotteries was spent on helping people with sight loss. 28 per cent was spent on prizes and the expenses of running them. (These figures are based on the Lottery Submissions provided to the Gambling Commission.)
RNIB Direct Services Lottery Limited (RDSL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of RNIB and is used for providing funds raised by the RNIB Raffle for the individual services of RNIB. RNIB Direct Services Lottery Ltd. (RDSL), registered company no.10907790, registered office: 105 Judd Street London WC1H 9NE. Licensed by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain under the 2005 Gambling Act, Gambling Commission Licence no: 50055; RDSL provides funding for the direct services of RNIB. Responsible person: Alex McDowell.
Read the RNIB Raffle terms and conditions.
Why take part?
The tickets you buy or sell in our Christmas Raffle will be used by our new subsidiary, RNIB Direct Services Lottery Limited to fund the vital direct services that RNIB provides for blind or partially sighted people like Ed, who’s family is currently beginning their sight loss journey alongside him.
Christmas is such an exciting time for everyone, and we all experience Christmas differently. For a visually impaired child, Christmas is just as special; opening presents and Christmas jumpers are there to be enjoyed as much as the sound of sleigh bells.
At just age five, Ed underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour. The operation was successful, but unfortunately it caused Ed to lose his sight. Ed and his family are just beginning his sight loss journey, and we want to be able help them, and other families with visually impaired children, to continue to enjoy the magic of Christmas.
At RNIB, we can offer Letters from Santa, so that Ed, who is learning braille, will get a letter from Santa he can read, and one for his sighted twin brother Ben, too. RNIB also have a wide range of Christmas Talking Books, for Ed and his family to build the excitement of the festive season.
By playing our Christmas Raffle, not only are you helping support people with sight loss, you could also be in with the chance of winning our top prize of £10,000, or one of our other super prizes.