Christmas Raffle 2016 terms and conditions

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Read the terms and conditions for our 2016 Christmas Raffle.

1. Participation in the National Trust Christmas Raffle 2016 costs £1 per raffle ticket.
2. All profits from this raffle will be donated to the National Trust (Registered Charity No. 205846) by National Trust (Enterprises) Limited (registered company No. 1083105), registered office address:  Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2NA , which is licensed by the Gambling Commission under the  Gambling Act 2005, licence number 4746. Responsible Person: Tim Butler.
3. The tickets may not be sold to, or by a person under 16 years of age or purchased by National Trust employees. If a ticket is sold unknowingly to a person under the age of 16 they will be exempt from the raffle and will forfeit their prize.
4. Payment for participation in the Christmas Raffle can be made by cheque or credit/debit card. CAF or other charity vouchers cannot be accepted as payment for raffle tickets. Please do not send cash.
5. Your raffle tickets will be entered into the draw as soon as the whole payment is received.
6. National Trust accepts no responsibility if the chosen method of payment is cancelled by you, your bank or credit/debit card provider.
7. Tickets must be completed and sent directly with the payment slip/entry form and payment to: Freepost RLTB-GEAJ-GJSA, National Trust Christmas Raffle 2016, Bumpers Way, Bumpers Farm, Chippenham, SN14 6NG. If you are purchasing tickets for yourself you do not need to fill in your details on the stubs as your payment slip/entry form contains a unique barcode linked to your reference number as well as your name and address.
8. No responsibility is taken for raffle tickets and payment lost, delayed, or damaged in the post and proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
9. Entries received up to 14 days after the initial mail date will be automatically entered into our Early Bird Draw. 
  • If your source code is between NT16009A5 and NT16009A43, the closing date for the Early bird draw is the 31 October.
  • If your source code is NT16009A44 and NT16009A149, the closing date for the Early Bird draw date is the 21 November.
Your source code can be found on the left-hand side of your address on the top of the letter. It will begin with NT16.
10. Entries received after the above closing dates will not be entered into the Early Bird Draw, 
but will still be entered into the Christmas Raffle. 
11. Entry into the Early Bird Draw will not enhance or diminish any chance entries have in the Christmas Raffle.
12. The closing date for the receipt of raffle tickets and raffle ticket payment for the Christmas Raffle 2016 is 13 January 2017.
13. Tickets received after the closing date may not be entered into the draw but the payment will be treated as a donation unless expressly stated as otherwise by the sender.
14. The draw for the main Christmas Raffle 2016 and the Early Bird Draw will take place on 20 January 2017.
15. The draw for both the Early Bird draw and the main Christmas Raffle 2016 draw will take place at: The Woods Group Limited, Bumpers Way, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6NG.
16. Thirteen winning tickets will be drawn for the Christmas Raffle. The first ticket number drawn can choose between: 
  • a. £10,000 cash; or  
  • b. Can between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2022 book any number of holidays at National Trust holiday cottages, bothys or bunkhouses, up to a combined total value of £10,000.00. 
i. Booking of the cottage/bothy/bunkhouse will be subject to availability. To check availability please visit: 
ii. Any booking will be subject to the Holiday Cottages terms and conditions in use at the time of booking. The terms and conditions applicable for 2016 are: Holiday Cottages terms and conditions
iii. The Terms and Conditions will include terms relating to; cancellation charges, amendment charges and any other associated fees. 
iv. The Terms and Conditions require a person aged 18 or over to be responsible for each booking. If the winner is aged 18 or over they will be the person responsible for each booking. If the winner is aged 16 or 17 at the time of any booking, they will be required to nominate a member of their party that is aged 18 or over to act as the person responsible for that booking.
v. The prize cannot be substituted for cash at a later date.
vi. The winner will be responsible for any costs above the value of £10,000.00. 
vii. Should £10,000.00 worth of holidays not be taken by 31 March 2022, the outstanding amount cannot be carried over or claimed as cash. 
viii. The National Trust will not be responsible for any Transport costs associated with fulfilling the prize. 
17. The second ticket number drawn will receive £1,000 cash and the third number drawn will receive £500 cash. In addition to the three main prizes there will be 10 x National Trust Hampers to win. (The hampers will contain products selected by the National Trust, and the contents of the hampers may vary from the picture, but will have a value of not less than £50.00). 
18. One winning ticket then will be drawn for the Early Bird draw to win a Panasonic Lumix TZ80 camera.
19. All tickets will be drawn randomly. 
20. The prizes of both draws are non-transferable and no alternatives will be provided.
21. The result of both the Christmas Raffle 2016 draw and the Early Bird draw are final.    
22. The winner of the first prize will be notified by telephone when possible. All other winners will be notified in writing.
23. If the £10,000.00 cash is chosen a cheque will be sent out within 28 working days of the draw to the name and address of the registered buyers of the winning raffle tickets.
24. If the £10,000.00 worth of holidays is chosen the winner will be contacted by a member of the National Trust Holidays Team within 28 days of the draw to provide further information as to how the holidays can be claimed. 
25. The camera for the winner of the Early Bird draw will be sent out within 28 working days of the draw to the name and address of the registered buyers of the winning raffle ticket. 
26. All winners, from both draws, will be notified in writing. A complete list of winners from both draws will be available from 27 January 2017 by calling our Supporter Services Centre on 0344 800 1895, or by visiting our website.
27. Should you have a complaint, please contact The Donor Development Executive, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2NA. A copy of our raffles complaints procedure is available here.
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