Answers to some frequently asked questions about our raffle and Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows car.
1. Will the actual car be left hand drive?
No, it will be right-hand drive, UK spec car.
2. How much will the Red 10 raffle raise?
We need to raise £2.5m in order to comply with our licences from the Gambling Commission. This is because the value of the prize cannot be more than 10% of the total funds raised and the car is worth £250,000.
3. What percentage of funds will actually go to the RAF Benevolent Fund?
We estimate that around 90% of raffle proceeds will go directly to support the work of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Around 10% of the total funds generated will cover costs relating to the promotion of the raffle, production of materials e.g. printing of large volumes of raffle tickets, service contract with our External Lottery Manager to process tickets (the RAF Benevolent Fund does not have the resource to do this) and logistical costs of transporting the car.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is a responsible charity and we take our commitment to supporting the RAF Family seriously, and to spending funds in an appropriate way.
4. Will the actual car have the RAF Benevolent Fund branding on it?
No. The actual Vanquish S Red Arrows car will not feature any of the branding seen on the demo car – it is for promotion purposes only.
5. When will the winner get the car?
The specific details are yet to be confirmed, however, the Vanquish S Red Arrows cars are due to be fully built by the end of October 2017. The RAF Benevolent Fund will liaise directly with the winner to arrange for the presentation of the Red 10 car.
6. How will you notify the winner?
A representative from the RAF Benevolent Fund will call the lucky winner and break the good news over the phone, using the telephone number provided at the time of purchasing the ticket. It is vital that you provide a landline or mobile phone number so we can make contact should you win!
7. When does the raffle close?
The current closing date is Friday 1 December 2017 and the winning ticket will be drawn on Friday 8 December 2017. These dates are subject to change should we need to extend the timings of the raffle if we have not made our fundraising target. We will make any such changes clear on our website.
8. How is the winning ticket drawn? How can you ensure it's fair?
The Red 10 raffle is administered by our External Lottery Manager ('ELM'), Sterling Management Centre, who have more than 30 years’ experience in lottery administration. They are a team of 46 experienced staff operating in Cumbria.
Sterling will process all entries (both online purchases and printed tickets) and on the scheduled draw date, a ticket number will be chosen using a random number generator.
The winner will be announced on the RAF Benevolent Fund website.
9. Is there insurance included with the car?
No. It is the winner's responsibility to have in place appropriate coverage for when they take ownership of the Red 10 car.
10. Why is the ticket limit £200/10 tickets?
We set this limit to demonstrate our commitment to responsible gaming.
11. Can I sell the car if I win it?
Yes but if the winner wants to sell within the first 12 months of taking ownership, they are required to sell back to the dealership, Aston Martin Cambridge.
12. Is the lottery legal?
Yes, we operate in compliance with all Gambling Commission (the UK regulatory body concerned with lotteries) requirements and the lottery is administered by a certified External Lottery Manager. For further information please see our terms and conditions.
13. What is the minimum age requirement to enter?
You must be over the age of 16 to enter the lottery.
14. Can I claim Gift Aid on the cost of the raffle ticket?
No. Unfortunately, as with any charity fundraising lottery, entries are not eligible for Gift Aid.