We are delighted to announce that the Summer raffle is now open.
Your support is needed more than ever to help support blind and partially sighted people during the coronavirus pandemic. The income from the tickets you buy or sell in our raffle will be used to fund the vital direct services that RNIB provides such as our Helpline or Reading services, which enable people to stay connected and reduce isolation and loneliness.
By buying raffle tickets, 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.
We’ll then send you an email with your raffle ticket numbers. Keep it safe so you can see if you’ve won the top prize of a fantastic £10,000 or one of the other great prizes when the draw takes place on 26 June
The tickets you buy or sell in our Summer 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 Red, who was given the support he needed when losing his sight.
Things started looking up for Red after he called the RNIB Sight Loss Advice Line and got the support he needed. He used the RNIB library and started to enjoy Talking Books and reading again. He enjoyed using the services so much that he became a Connect Radio volunteer, and was later offered the opportunity to host an audiobook review programme. Today, he is the host of Connect Radio’s Read On show.
By playing our Summer 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.
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. Justfill 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 24 June, 2020 and the draw takes place on Friday 26 June, 2020. After the draw, we’ll contact you if you’re one of our lucky winners and announce the winning tickets online.
In 2019, 39 per cent of all the money raised through RNIB raffles and lotteries was spent on helping people with sight loss. 61 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: Andrea Jones.