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New for Christmas 2021 – Unlimited tickets and £2,500 top prize for PTA draw

18 October 2021

New for Christmas 2021 – Unlimited tickets and £2,500 top prize for PTA draw


Parentkind is delighted to announce that the Big PTA Christmas Raffle is back and bigger than ever. Introduced during the height of the pandemic in 2020, The Big PTA Raffles are one of Parentkind’s answers to help PTAs raise much-needed funds.

Over 1,000 PTA members have taken part raising a staggering £200,000 with over 50,000 parents and school supporters choosing to buy tickets to date. The Big PTA Raffle is the easiest fundraiser a PTA can take part in, there is no need to apply for a licence, handle cash or organise a draw and no printing of tickets, sourcing prizes or minimum sales – Parentkind provides all this. It’s simple to register and a PTA can be fundraising in as little as five minutes.

The Big PTA Christmas Raffle works whatever your school size. Read how Ridgeway C of E Primary School in Wantage took part in the Big PTA Summer Raffle, a school of just 90, and managed to raise £600 in just 3 days.

We continue to innovate; The Big PTA Christmas Raffle is now run under a licence issued by the Gambling Commission in conjunction with our External Lottery Manager, Gatherwell Ltd. Last Christmas, tickets sold out early, but NEW for Christmas 2021, we are now able to offer unlimited ticket sales. We have also introduced a NEW draw for PTAs with a top prize of £2,500, so not only do they receive 50% of the ticket sales from their supporters but they could have an especially Merry Christmas.


About Parentkind


As a national charity, Parentkind give those with a parenting role a voice in education. We invest substantial resources in representing parent views on their child’s learning to local, regional and national governments and agencies because evidence tells parental participation in education benefits all children in all schools and society as a whole. Parentkind is the network of PTA fundraisers in the UK. We bring specialist fundraising support and advice to parent volunteers so that every school can benefit from a successful PTA. Our 13,000 PTA members raise over £120+ million per year, placing us alongside some of the largest charities in the UK.


About Gatherwell Ltd


Gatherwell is the company best known for operating Your School Lottery. Your School Lottery creates and runs lotteries for schools across the UK. Our lotteries raise money through local communities to improve educational facilities and the school environment for thousands of pupils.

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