We are a new lottery that is offering you a great way to support Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust through our dedicated charity, Leeds Hospitals Charity.
To help you make an informed decision about taking part in our weekly lotteries, we have put together a few FAQs.
We are using professional fundraising agency Britevox to help raise vital funds for Leeds Hospitals Charity, at private sites (supermarkets and GPs).
If you are a resident in Great Britain and aged 18 years or over, you can potentially play our lottery. You can buy tickets for family and friends or play as part of a syndicate so long as all players are also eligible.
Each player makes an advance payment for a unique number that is then entered into the weekly draw. Winners are selected by random number generator draw software and each number has an equal chance of winning a prize.
Each weekly lottery entry costs £2.00. You pay by Direct Debit at £8.67 per month per entry, which covers entry for the full year. Once you have signed up you will receive a welcome letter with your unique lottery number, and the date of your entry into the draw.
Your unique number is also used in the weekly rollover draw, if it is selected by the random number generator draw software you win the amount that is in the rollover prize pot at that time. If no winner is selected the prize pot continues to roll over until its won or reaches £25,000.
Read our Terms and Conditions.
Our current weekly prize fund, which is outlined below, will be in place until the lottery starts to grow. We will review the prize fund after the first 6-months.
Regular weekly players that win a prize will automatically be notified and will receive a Bacs payment into their bank account, normally within 10 working days of the draw. Single ticket holders (one off plays) should keep an eye out for the list of winners and then contact us to make their claim. We will need to verify a single ticket win before issuing prizes.
From 5th January 2024:
*Every week, £500 is up for grabs with our Super Rollover. If there's no winner, it rolls over until its won, or reaches £25,000.
The profits from all our lotteries are paid directly to Leeds Hospitals Charity after we have deduced the lottery running costs and the prizes.
We give a minimum of 20% to Leeds Hospitals Charity. This is used to help fund the things that make a real difference to patients and their families, and help to enhance the care the NHS already provides.
This includes life-saving equipment, treatments and research into rare diseases, and helps to bring hope, happiness and home comforts to every bedside.
Over time and with the increase in the number of ticket sales, the proceeds to the charity will increase.
We are open and transparent about the way our lottery operates, and by law we must operate fairly and provide our participants with the information they need to make an informed decision.
Leeds Cares is a registered charity in England and Wales (Reg No. 1170369) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (Company No. 10492128).
Leeds Cares, trading as Leeds Hospitals Charity, and our lottery is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 58230. Responsible person is Paul Watkins.
Our full Terms and Conditions are available by request or are available on our website, www.leedshospitalscharity.org.uk/
By participating in the lottery you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
No, customer funds held by Leeds Hospitals Charity are not protected in the event of insolvency. Refunds can be requested at any time, prior to draw deadlines, by contacting our office.
Players must be resident in Great Britain and over 18 years of age. Please gamble responsibly. For practical help and support on problem gambling, contact GAMCARE www.gamcare.org.uk or on 0808 802 0133 or visit www.begambleaware.org if needed.
Anyone who is concerned their gambling may be becoming a problem can request to be temporarily excluded from all our gambling activities. They just need to contact us to discuss whether a self-exclusion (minimum of 6 months) is the best option, and if it is we can agree this with them.
If an individual is self-excluded, we place their details on an exclusion database and they will not be able to take part in any of our lotteries or draws and they will not receive any gambling related marketing from us. After six months (minimum) the self-exclusion will be removed unless the individual contacts us to request that it is extended.
Leeds Hospitals Charity
Leeds Hospitals Charity, Ground Floor, Trust Headquarters, St. James’s University Hospital, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7TF
Leeds Cares trading as Leeds Hospitals Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1170369) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, company number 10492128.
Leeds Hospitals Charity Lottery is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 58230. Responsible person: Paul Watkins. Customer funds held by Leeds Hospitals Charity, are not protected in the event of insolvency.
A member of The Lotteries Council.
For guidance on responsible gambling please visit www.begambleaware.org