Our Branch Christmas Raffle is here again! Every year we have such a great response from our members (and non-members too!) who always donate tons of food and sundries to our nominated charities.  Our prize list is bigger and better than ever this year, so please donate whatever you can, and if you’re a member, you’ll get an entry into the raffle prize draw.

To enter, we are again asking UNISON University of Leeds members to bring along donations for the Trussell Trust (Leeds), Richmond Hill Elderly Action and Zarach (see links below). Please see the list at the end to find out what you can donate, but any food and sundries you can spare will be gratefully received.  You can bring along as many donations as you wish but, it is only one raffle ticket per member.  So, if you bring along one tin, you get one raffle ticket and if you bring along ten tins you still only receive one raffle ticket. This is to ensure everyone has the same chance of winning a prize as everyone else. However, we would encourage you to bring along as much as you can spare for these three great organisations.

We would also like all members to spread the word of the raffle to all colleagues. If they are not yet a member of UNISON, they won’t be able to enter the raffle, but we would welcome as many donations as possible for these amazing charities.

What Could I Win?

  • 3 x iPads
  • 10 x £20 Vue Cinema vouchers
  • 50 tins of chocolates
  • Cash prizes – £300, £250, £200, £150, £100, £50
  • 5 x £100 Love2Shop vouchers
  • 5 x Kindles
  • Family theme park ticket
  • Spa day for 2 at Oulton Park Spa, Leeds
  • 3 x Nintendo Switches
  • Football shirt of your choice
  • Rugby shirt of your choice
  • 5 x £50 independent book shop voucher
  • 1 x 6 months’ membership of The Edge

Our charities

The three charities we are donating to this year are (please click on each one to find out more about them):

How to Donate

You can bring your donations along to the Branch Office (7.50 EC Stoner) to receive your raffle ticket (there should be someone around from Monday-Thursday) or you can drop your donations at Ziff Cafe and receive your raffle ticket number by email – remember to log your name and email address at the Ziff counter.

If you can’t get to one of the donation points and you work on campus, please contact Chris Money (c.money@leeds.ac.uk) to arrange collection.

What to Donate

  • Tinned soups
  • Breakfast porridge
  • Packs of biscuits
  • Easy to open tinned meats – e.g. corned beef, ham, pork
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Chocolate bars
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Tinned desserts – rice pudding, sponges, cakes
  • Beans
  • Cup-a-soups
  • Toiletries – shower gel, shampoo, soap, shaving foam etc
  • Small packs of face masks
  • Nappies
  • Handwash
  • Sanitary items
  • Washing up liquid
  • Any treats

The deadline for donations will be Tuesday, 6 December and the winning tickets will be drawn on Wednesday, 7 December at midday and all winners will be notified by email by 5pm the same day.  Prizes will be available to collect at the Branch Office or can be sent in the post if necessary.