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Can I Run A Lottery Without Permission

What Is A Lottery? Make A Smile are here to help out with lotteries for your charity but there are other varieties of lottery that can run legally in the UK. A lottery is a fun way of raising money that works. Everyone wants a chance to win and if the cost of entry is […]

Getting To Know You – Richard

We asked one of great volunteers, Richard, some quick questions so you can get to know him a bit. Our volunteers work tirelessly for Make A Smile and we wouldn’t be able to function without the support of people like Richard and his colleagues.   What’s your background? I have run my own business as […]

7 Great Reasons To Consider A Lottery For Your Charity

1. trust Be part of a charity lottery network to gain trust. When potential players of your lottery see the other established charities that are using the lottery provider they are more confident in the integrity of the product. Being linked to other brands has plenty of positive benefits. The web of links that will […]

The Luckiest People In The World? Who Is A Lucky Lottery Winner

Are you one of those people? The ones that seem to just win things, often. You enter a few competitions here and there and get lucky. Maybe you always get the best prize in the raffle at work too? Are scratchcards just no challenge anymore? too many £50 wins? Are you a lucky lottery winner? […]

20 Quick Fundraising Ideas

A pint of donated money

Sometimes you’ve got no time for an elaborate fundraising idea. Maybe time is short, the idea has just been sprung on you or there is simply too much else going on. Sometimes leaping in and brainstorming some quick fundraising ideas is the best option. Less deliberation and quick action can get you to where you […]