Host a raffle for Independent Age

A raffle is a quick and easy way to fundraise to support older people. It can form part of a fundraising event – like a tea party or pub quiz – or you could choose to host one as its own fundraiser.

Give yourself time to ask as many businesses as possible to donate prizes for the raffle. Local businesses are a great place to start, especially if your fundraising event is taking place in the local community. Make use of your relationships and ask family and friends if they can support you in securing prizes. Once you’ve got your prizes ready, you can start selling tickets. Think about how much you’ll sell the tickets for, and how many people you’ll be selling to.

You’ll need to be aware of some requirements before holding a raffle, so please take a look at the Gambling Commission’s advice page first, if you’re unsure. Be safe and have fun!

Why support Independent Age?

The money you raise will support people like Veronica. Veronica is 82 years old and lives in the Southeast of England. She called our Helpline as she was struggling with rising electricity bills. Veronica was relying on extra jumpers when she was cold instead of turning on the heating, to keep down costs.

The Helpline helped Veronica to understand more about the money she was entitled to. Now, Veronica is receiving pension credit. This is a crucial top up for her income.

By fundraising for Independent Age, you will provide a support system for older people going through difficult times.


How will we support you?

You’ll receive fantastic support from our friendly team from the moment you sign up until you complete your challenge.

We’ll provide you with:

  • a free Independent Age top to wear for your event
  • a well-deserved certificate, showing the amazing amount you raise for us
  • fundraising and training support from our dedicated Events team.

For more information about our events, call the team on 020 7605 4229 or email events@independentage.org