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FE New Year Charity Raffle! VOTE FOR THE CHARITY WHICH WILL BENEFIT


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Poll: Charitable beneficiary poll (13 member(s) have cast votes)

Which charity should benefit from the proceeds of the raffle?

  1. Cats Protection League (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. PDSA (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

  3. Midlands Air Ambulance (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Alzheimers Society (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

  5. RNID (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. MIND (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  7. St James's University Hospital, Leeds (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

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#1 aaamusements

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:10 PM

As it's been a pretty good year (for emulation and for the site, anyway!) and because our members can be relied on for their willingness to support good causes, I thought we should revive an old tradition and have a raffle, with all proceeds going to a charity voted for by the membership.

 

I'll be raffling (at least) a Gold, Silver and Bronze membership (or upgrade) - if anyone else can offer a (preferably virtual) service that they are willing to give away as a prize, please let me know.

 

We will need to sort out some details, such as the method of payments, seeing as my Paypal account attracts fees we will need to come up with some other method I imagine.

 

Please feel free to nominate your favourite charity below - in a few days I will set up a poll to decide which charity or charities the proceeds will be chosen.

 

 



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

What a great idea this, thank you.

 

I always feel for the animals this time of year and would like to nominate the Cats Protection League.



#3 thecodfather

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:14 PM

I suggest the PDSA, they do some great work and I can't think of a more deserving charity.

Edited by thecodfather, 31 December 2016 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:47 PM

Midlands Air Ambulance is my nominated choice



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

I work for the PDSA I would like to see them get the money raised they do work hard and they don't get the support like the RSPCA does

 

Great IDEA



#6 Geddy

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

PDSA for me too...

#7 altharic

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:54 PM

Anyone bar the RSPCA.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:13 PM

Reels Of Fun would like to help as well and will donate £1 from every game sold via here from now until 5th Jan and the following games are discounted to just £3.25 each for FE members:-

 

Magic 7

Rainbow Richer

Bullion bars 35

Elvis 500

 

Im also willing to discount any game on request to help this cause, just contact ROF and quote  FENY4C so i can keep track of the charity payment to be made.

 

Happy new year to ALL !

 

Regards,

 

ROF  Steve P

 

PS if i can beat last years £10 donation eg ( 10 sales )  then i will also donate 2 games from the above list for free to the raffle.


Edited by fruitman69, 31 December 2016 - 07:15 PM.

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#9 stardust

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 11:19 PM

Obviously the Alzheimer's Society for me... for more reasons than one

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#10 chasnbons

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 08:01 AM

PDSA for me too...

 

Me too!



#11 slasherx2

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 10:16 AM

RNID
And /or
Alzheimer's Society

Not sure if we are allowed 2

#12 aaamusements

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:07 PM

Bump. I'll leave this open until tomorrow, then if there are no more additions I will put up a poll.

I'd like to add MIND as it's a charity we've supported in the past, and it's had some relevance here from time to time, sadly.


Unfortunately I'm having to seek clarification from the Gambling Commission as to whether it's lawful for us to hold a charity raffle, as technically it's classed as a lottery, and falls under their regulation. Yes, I am completely serious!

I'll update when I receive further information.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 08:30 PM

jimmys in leeds childern with kidney failure and support them to have the facilities for family to stay with they ill children
 
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 10:06 PM

Poll has been added. Please select your choice from the list of nominations.



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 04:58 PM

Bump. I'm still waiting for a response from the Gambling Commision to establish the legality of such an undertaking; due to their draconian rules regarding "lotteries" we have to be certain before proceeding.

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 10:13 PM

If you'd thought this had all been forgotten about, you'd be wrong. However it was very much put back by the fact that I was unable to establish a simple, low cost and above all LEGAL way of running what would have been considered a lottery, in spite of the fact that all proceeds would have been destined for a charitable cause.

I have to add that the Gambling Commission were absolutely no help in this endeavour. They insist that they do not advise on the legality of specific schemes as this is the remit of the courts.

Having done the necessary research I have established that the only certain way to get around this onerous legislation is to run a prize competition or free draw, legitimate versions of which are free of any regulation.

More details to follow!




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