Grand Draw Terms & Conditions


The Grand Draw:
  1. The promoter of the Grand Draw (the “Grand Draw”) is Margaret Green Animal Rescue, registered charity number 1167990 at Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ (the “Charity”).

  2. Participation in the Grand Draw costs £1 per ticket (“Ticket”) or £15 per book, which contains 15 tickets.

  3. Tickets will be included in Margaret Green Animal Rescue’s postal mailings, and will also be available to purchase at the Charity’s shops, rehoming centres and events.

  4. Tickets will be limited to a maximum of 100 per person.

  5. Additional Tickets, within the limitations detailed in clause 4 above, may be available on request by emailing: The number of additional Tickets sent out will be at the absolute discretion of the Charity.

  6. The Grand Draw is open to all residents of Great Britain (which comprises England, Scotland and Wales, and excludes Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), who are aged 18 years or over. Employees of the Charity are excluded from entering the Grand Draw.

  7. The Charity reserves the right to undertake age verification on any person participating in the Grand Draw.

  8. If a Ticket is unknowingly sold to, on behalf of, or for a person under the age of 18, or an individual is unable to successfully complete age verification checks, they will automatically forfeit the right to any prize.

  9. The winners will be chosen by random from all the entrants in the Grand Draw at Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ on Friday 16th August 2024.

  10. The Charity accepts no responsibility if the chosen method of payment is cancelled in error.

  11. The Charity accepts no responsibility for Tickets and/or payments which are lost, damaged, illegible or from which the prize-winner cannot be identified, or for any technical failure or event, beyond the Charity’s reasonable control, which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of receipt.

  12. The Charity reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.

  13. The deadline for the receipt of Tickets and Ticket payment is 3pm on Friday 16th August 2024. Tickets received after this time and date will not be entered in the Grand Draw, but the payment will be treated as a donation unless expressly stated otherwise by the sender.

  14. Payment for participation in the Grand Draw can be made by cheque, debit card, postal order, or cash. CAF and other charity vouchers cannot be accepted as payment for Tickets.

  15. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions upon entry. The Charity reserves the right to refuse entry or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

  16. Entries sent in response to the Grand Draw will only be thanked if the participant has specifically selected that they would like acknowledgment within the Charity’s mailing.

  17. Your Tickets will be entered into the Grand Draw once the payment has been received and processed by the Charity.

  18. Monies raised by the Charity in the Grand Draw will support the work of Margaret Green Animal Rescue where the need is greatest.

  19. The Charity reserves the right to make changes to these Terms & Conditions from time to time.

  20.  All 3 winning Tickets will be drawn randomly:

  • The first ticket number drawn will receive the third prize of £50.

  • The second ticket number drawn will receive the second prize of £250.

  • The third ticket number drawn will receive the first prize of £1,000.

  1. The prizes are non-exchangeable and non-transferable.

  2. If Tickets are not used, they cannot be re-issued without informing the Charity first.

  3. The prizes are subject to change and availability.

  4. The Charity reserves the right to replace the prizes with alternative prizes of equal or higher value if circumstances beyond the Charity’s control makes it necessary to do so.

  5. As is permitted by law, the Charity, its agents, or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winners or accept liability for any loss or damage occurred as a result of taking up their prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Charity, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude the Charity’s liability for fraud, personal injury or death, which after investigation is found to have been howsoever caused by the Charity.

  6. The result of the Grand Draw is final. If you wish to make a complaint, please get in touch by calling: 0330 400 6670 or emailing:


  1. Winners will be notified directly by the Charity by telephone, post or email within 28 days of the closing date – Friday 16th August 2024.

  2. Payment of the winnings will be made by cheque or BACS, subject to clauses 39 and 40 below.

  3. If the winnings are sent by cheque, this will be posted to the winner as soon as practicably possible. The Charity accepts no responsibility for the cheque being lost, damaged or delayed in the post.

  4. A list of the winning ticket numbers will be posted on the Charity’s social media pages within 1 week of the closing date, and will be available on request after Friday 16th August 2024 by calling: 0330 400 6670 or emailing:

  5. Winners may be required to provide proof of age. If satisfactory evidence is requested but not provided within three months of the request for proof of age, then the prize will be forfeited, and the Charity will distribute the prize money appropriately.

  6. Winners will have up to three months following notification of their win to claim their prize and the Charity will make all reasonable attempts to contact prize winners during this time. In the event that winners cannot be contacted within the three months, the Charity will distribute the prize money appropriately.

  7. The winners may be asked to participate in publicity related to the Grand Draw (over and above what is outline in clause 38 above), which may include the publication of their name and/or photograph in any media. Winners have the right to choose not to participate in publicity.

  8. These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim between the parties arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.


Responsible Gambling:

In line with the Gambling Act 2005 objectives, Margaret Green Animal Rescue is committed to promoting open and responsible gambling. Our lotteries aim to:

  • encourage fair and open play;

  • keep crime out of gambling;

  • protect the young and the vulnerable.

Below we have outlined our procedures in ensuring responsible gambling:

Gambling Limits:

Margaret Green Animal Rescue limits the sale of Grand Draw tickets by:

  • Limiting the number of mailed tickets sent to supporters in the Charity’s postal mailing list to a maximum of 1 book (15 Tickets).

  • Limiting the maximum number of tickets that can be sent to one person, for one Grand Draw, to 100.

Underage Gambling:

  • Margaret Green Animal Rescue carries out a number of checks to ensure participants are not under the age of 18 years, and actively takes steps to ensure that our lotteries do not attract young people. Our checks include:

  • We reserve the right to ask for proof of age from any player, and players' accounts may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided;

  • We will only accept valid, legible, photographic ID. If for whatever reason, upon winning any individual is unable to prove that they are 18 years or over then any winnings will be forfeited.


While most people gamble within their means, we recognise gambling can be a problem for some.

If you are worried about your gambling or that of someone close to you, Gambleaware can provide support and information. You can contact Gambleaware via the website: or by calling 0808 8020 133.

If a participant no longer wants to receive Grand Draw tickets in the post, they can contact the Charity at any time with this request. For those who do not want to participate, the Charity will send the mailing without Grand Draw tickets. This can be requested by calling: 0330 400 6670 or emailing:

For more information on responsible gambling, please visit the BeGambleAware website here.


Data Protection:

Margaret Green Animal Rescue will always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell or swap with other organisations for their marketing purposes. We will keep your data safe and private, holding the information you provide for communication, marketing, analysis and administrative purposes.

We will send you postal information based on our legitimate interest to communicate with you, but rest assured you can stop receiving this, or change any of your preferences at any time by contacting us on 0330 400 6670 or at or by writing to Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5NQ. For full details of what information we hold and how we process your data, please click here.


Useful Information:
  1. Margaret Green Animal Rescue is registered with the Gambling Commission under the 2005 Gambling Act. Responsible person: Nigel Mason CEO.

  2. Margaret Green Animal Rescue is registered with Dorset Council (formerly Purbeck District Council) to confirm with the Gambling Commission under the Gambling Act 2005 (Ref. SL0044).

  3. Printing of the Grand Draw Tickets and postal distribution is managed by Seale Print & Direct Mail Ltd on behalf of Margaret Green Animal Rescue.

  4. Based on the entries to our Winter 2023 Grand Draw, the chance of winning a prize for a single ticket was 1 in 17,784.

  5. We do not refund Ticket purchases except at the Charity’s absolute discretion.

  6. We, in common with all registered charities, are constrained by charity law, which means that we are only able to refund a donation in limited and prescribed circumstances. If you believe that a donation you have made should be refunded, or you would like to speak to a member of staff, please email us at or give us a call on 0330 400 6670 and we will be happy to discuss this with you.


Are you gambling more than you really want to? If you feel you have a problem with gambling, please visit for help and advice or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 802 0133 (lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).