Candlelighters’ Christmas Raffle 2021

The Candlelighters Christmas Raffle has now been drawn! We're delighted to announce our winners are...

1st Prize: 300420

2nd Prize: 303765

3rd Prize: 300385

4th Prize: 101995

5th Prize: 111808

All our winners will be contacted shortly to arrange their prizes! Thank you so much to everyone who entered and helped to support children and families in the process.

First prize: Leeds Rhinos VIP Experience for 10 – worth over £2500!

Second prize: A home transformation £500 voucher from Couture Living

Third prize: A relaxation and wellbeing package worth £750 from Slumberdown

Fourth prize: A personalised hamper from GBBO star Sandy Docherty, and her new book

Fifth prize: A £50 voucher for Chaophraya from Thai Leisure Group


If you'd still like to support children facing childhood cancer this Christmas, you can make a donation by clicking here.


£5 could fund craft materials for a child on the wards this Christmas to help provide distraction and fun during their time in hospital.


£15 could fund a Christmas Eve box for a child staying in hospital over Christmas to help bring some Christmas magic to the wards.


£30 could fund a New Patient Pack for families receiving the devastating news that their child has cancer over the Christmas period. The packs contain vital information and essential items the family may need.


£100 could fund a Christmas grant for a family, enabling them to make special memories with their child or simply to ease the financial burden having a child with cancer can bring.


Candlelighters' Christmas Raffle 2021 T&Cs

Deadline for entries is midnight on Thursday 16th December 2021. Draw will take place on Friday 17th December 2021 at Sterling’s registered offices Furness Gate, Furness Business Park, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PE. Promoter: Emily Wragg. Tickets must not be sold to anyone under the age of 16. Registered with Leeds City Council No. LOTREG01352. T&C’s for each prize apply. All prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and are not redeemable for cash or other prizes. The winners’ contract in respect of the non-cash prizes is directly with the supplier of the prize. Candlelighters accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prizes and not specifically included in the prizes (including, without limitation, travel to and from the prize destination if relevant). Candlelighters accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of accepting a prize nor participation in a prize. Any raffle ticket monies received after the closing date will be treated as a donation to Candlelighters and the tickets will not be entered into the draw. Tickets can be purchased by anyone living in Great Britain (excluding Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands). Candlelighters will endeavour to contact winners by telephone, and then by email. If no contact is made, the unclaimed prize is held for 2 months. Once this deadline has passed, the unclaimed prize may be treated as Candlelighters sees fit, and it may be returned to the raffle fund. Any person(s) involved in the running of the raffle, is unable to enter, including the licence holder.

Individual additional prize T&Cs

First prize: Leeds Rhinos VIP Experience T&Cs

A fabulous opportunity for a group of ten people to enjoy a VIP match experience in the Emerald Suite, to include:

- Outstanding glass fronted viewing suite
- Cushioned central seats directly outside
- Drinks reception on arrival
- 3 course pre-match meal
- Pre- and post-match analysis
- Half-time refreshments
- Post-match cheeseboard, pork pies plus tea and coffee
- Match programme
- Smart casual dress code

The prize is subject to availability and the dates available to book the experience will be confirmed once the new season's fixtures list is available.

Second prize: A home transformation £500 voucher from Couture Living T&Cs

Voucher must be spent within six months of it being accepted.
Voucher can only be used to purchase made to measure curtains and/or blinds.
Voucher cannot be used to purchase wallpapers or tracks & poles.
Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.

Third prize: A relaxation and wellbeing package worth £750 from Slumberdown T&Cs

The promotion consists of a prize bundle containing:
·        Slumberdown Weighted blanket – 7kg
·        Slumberdown Weighted blanket – 4kg
·        Slumberdown Feels Like down 13.5 tog – King duvet
·        Slumberdown Feels Like down bundle – Pillow
·        Slumberdown Silk Touch pillow
·        Slumberdown Cotton Touch pillow
·        Slumberdown Cool Touch pillow
·        90 minute zoom therapy session with Ruth Adams, a trained therapist
 
The prize is not transferable to another individual. Any transfer of the prize by the winner will result in immediate disqualification.
The 90 minute Zoom therapy session with Ruth Adams is for one person only and they must be over the age of 16.

Please note that a winner between 16-17 years of age must have parental permission to attend the session and Ruth Adams must have a discussion with the parent or adult guardian of the winner before the session takes place to establish there are no serious health concerns, trauma issues or mental health issues at hand. Should it be established there are any serious conditions, the parent or guardian may need to be in attendance of the session alongside the winner.

All information shared in the session is completely confidential and between the winner and Ruth Adams only/ the winner, their parent or guardian and Ruth Adams.

The winner must disclose relevant medical history to Ruth Adams prior to the session and arrange the date of the session directly with Ruth Adams. The Zoom therapy session cannot be conducted on Zoom with those who have breathing difficulties, heart problems, or those who have been diagnosed with Bipolar, epilepsy or severe mental health disorders.

Slumberdown reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.

By entering the Promotion, participants will be deemed to be bound by and have accepted these terms and conditions. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions may result in disqualification of and forfeiture of the prize(s).

Fourth prize: Hamper and upcoming book from GBBO star Sandy Docherty T&Cs

Contents of hamper may contain nuts or traces of nuts/wheat or dairy. Sandy Docherty does not take responsibility for any persons having a reaction to any allergens. Arrangements will be made with the winner to collect their prize at a mutually convenient time from Candlelighters, 8 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD.

Fifth prize: £50 meal voucher at Chaophraya T&Cs

£50 voucher cannot be exchanged for cash. Can be used for multiple visits and against experiences. Valid for one year.


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