Charity Raffle for Action For Children

If you would like to enter the charity raffle in aid of Action for Children then please use Rafflecopter below. You’ll have to simply select how many tickets you want to purchase – one for £5 or two for £10 – and then click the SponsorMe link, donate the amount on the page, and then return to the Rafflecopter widget – or this page – and leave your name!

If you’re struggling to work Rafflecopter just give me a shout on Facebook or the Contact Me page. If it’s a pain, then donate directly on SponsorMe and then just get in touch and I’ll add you to Rafflecopter:

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If you want to know more about the raffle, the challenge I’m doing, the prizes and a few rules about the raffle, then feel free to keep reading

How to Enter the Charity Raffle

All you have to do is use the Rafflecopter widget above, or simply head to the website directly, and pick an amount you wish to donate. It’s basically £5/ticket. So if you want one entry, you just have to click the “One Raffle Ticket – £5” option. If you want two entries then you click the “Two Raffle Tickets – £10” option.

It’s very important that you leave your name on Rafflecopter and put the same name on the donation. Or at least the same email address. That way I can find you if you’re a winner.

If you don’t want to pay to enter the raffle but still want to help, you can always help spread the word of the raffle by sharing it wherever you can.

What You Can Win

So here’s the main part. If you’re entering this then you’ll want to know what you might be winning. So here are the prizes:

  1. MyHummy Snoozy – Here’s a review of the Sleepyhead

  2. Messy Me Clutch Bag – Something I’ve also reviewed

  3. Tuppence & Crumble – Fleece Starsnug Star Baby Wrap

  4. MAM UK Product – Feed and Soothe Kit*

  5. Funky Pigeon – Photo upload cushion

  6. Lazy Flora – Babylon Plant

More prizes may be added throughout the raffle. I will try my best to make this happen and give more people the chance of winning.

Terms of the Prizes

Prizes will be sent out via the companies who have offered to provide them. Ones marked with an ‘*’ are in my possession and will be sent out by myself. I will be passing on the winners details, either just an email address, or that plus a postage address, to the companies involved. The items will be sent out as described on the companies websites. There will be no cash alternative or exchanges for prizes won.

I personally cannot be held responsible if a company does for whatever reason back out and pull from the raffle. I trust that this will not be the case as I have worked with many of these companies in the past. But if one suddenly decides not to fulfil the prize then I can only offer my apologies for this. Hopefully this won’t be the case but I still have to say this.

Details of the Draw

The raffle will take place over the course of the whole month of July ending midnight on the first of August. It will be run entirely online.

Winners will be selected on the 1st of August and notified the same day. The first person selected will get first choice of the prizes, the second person selected will get the second choice of prizes, and I dare say you know how the rest will go. The last winner will basically win whatever the prize is that’s left.

The Challenge Itself

If you are interested in the challenge I’ll be doing, then I’ll be doing the Wye Valley Challenge. It’s basically a 100km (62 mile) walk from Chepstow to Hereford that I’m basically going to do in one go. I think it’s going to be quite difficult, so it would be rather lovely to have some extra motivation by seeing that I’ve raised a decent bit of money for it!

If you’d prefer not to enter the raffle, you can still help out in other ways by sharing this blog post, or even the Facebook post.

The Raffle is Being Run with the official backing of Action for Children

Every penny given for this raffle with be going to Action fo Children. On top of that, as I work for Royal Mail, the money raised with be matched by them up to the amount of £2500. You can also claim gift aid on your donation. So you could turn a £10 donation into £22.50 when you add it all up.

Why Action for Children?

Wondering why I’ve chosen Action for Children to raise money for? For a start they’re Royal Mail’s charity of the year. So having everything you raise get doubled by the company you work for is a nice added bonus. But for me it came down to the Blues Programme that Action for Children run. It’s effectively a preventative course aimed at 15-18 year olds who are suffering or may be at risk of a mental health disorder.

The main thing there is preventative. It’s not just about reacting to someone suffering with a mental health disorder, it’s about trying to prevent it in the first place. Had something like the Blues Programme been available to me when I was 17 then things might have turned out rather different for me. It probably wouldn’t have taken me 7 years to finally ask for help.

The raffle will be run with ‘Madeleine Clarke, Action for Children, 3 The Boulevard, Ascot Road, Watford, WD18 8AG’ as the promoter on behalf of Action for Children with the registered charity numbers 1097940/SC038092 and are fully licensed by Watford Council.

Other Terms of the Raffle

All email information will be deleted once the winners are selected, contacted and confirmed. I will not be holding any personal information past that point.

Entrants must be 16 and over and based in the UK.

By entering this, you are giving me consent to contact you that you have won. I am trying to be as compliant to GDPR as I can be. If you would like to read my personal privacy policy, then you can do so here. And then here’s Rafflecopter’s privacy policy.

This is technically a form of gambling. So please gamble responsibly. If you want more information please head to the Gamble Aware website.


I’m a 27 year old married father of one – soon to be two! I started blogging after suffering with postnatal depression when Isabelle was born. These days I just talk about my life as a dad.

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