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RFL Fundraising Raffle 2023

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Rugby For Life Fundraiser Raffle - Prize Winners Announcement!

Thank you to everyone who helped Rugby For Life by getting a ticket in our 'Russell Get Away' Raffle. The prize draw has taken place and we are pleased to announce the following people/tickets are the winners:
Prize 1 - Trevor Woolston - ticket 55
Prize 2 - Ailsa Murray - ticket 177
Prize 3 - Catherine Savage - ticket 89
Prize 4 - Marcela Thompson - ticket 25
Prize 5 - Glen Subritzky - ticket 37
Prize 6 - Rachel Birch - ticket 137
Prize 7 - Sonia Mulligan - ticket 85
Prize 8 - Vivienne Shaw - ticket 42
Prize 9 - Mark Hutton - ticket 125
Prize 10 - Mark Wati - ticket 176
We will be in touch directly with each winner to provide you with your voucher for your prize.

Frequently Asked Questions

Key Dates

The raffle opens 17 August 2023

The raffle closes 17 September 2023

Lottery drawn 18 September 2023

Results published 23 September 2023


How does my ticket purchase help Rugby For Life?

By supporting our lottery you are helping to change lives and support our RFL Club Coordinators achieve amazing things in their communities. After a full year in their roles, the outcomes of our Club Coordinators (and the trustees) at grassroots level are real and proven. Participation across our RFL clubs is increasing, at a time when the rest of New Zealand is trending downwards. Rugby For Life is changing lives! None of this would be possible without supporters like you.

How do I buy a ticket?

You can buy on our raffle platform at this link https://app.galabid.com/rugbyforlife - you will need to register so we know who has purchased the ticket and how to get hold of you if you win. Then you can purchase the ticket using the secure payment link.

Can my tickets be emailed to me?

No, this is an online auction and once payment is complete you will automatically be sent an email with a link to the raffle item which will show your raffle ticket numbers. The tickets will also be available to review in your account on the raffle platform (Galabid).

Do I have to be a New Zealand citizen/resident?

No, you can buy tickets and win prizes regardless of your visa status. However be aware that if you do win a prize, our licences stipulate that we have to deliver prizes within New Zealand, so please be prepared to make suitable arrangements if you do win a prize but don't live here.

How are the winning tickets drawn?

On the day of the draw, the team gathers together at the published time and, supervised by a Police officer or other person of standing, we draw out the winning numbers from our raffle ‘draw machine.’ It’s got numbered balls in it that are thoroughly mixed and drawn at random. Our prize draws are open to the public, we are very happy to have guests, and the date and location is published in our terms and conditions and on the lottery tickets.

What happens if I win a prize?

We will contact you! We try to call our prize winners to give them the good news. We will also send an email or letter confirming your win. Sometimes we don't have phone numbers or email addresses for our winners, so please make sure you fill in all the details on the registration form.

Where can I find the results?

Results are published on our website, social media and emailed to ticket holders. They will also be published in the Northern Advocate newspaper by Saturday 23rd September 2023. This gives us time to contact winners, verify all prizewinning ticket purchases and follow our strict procedures.

Terms & Conditions

The draw will be held by the Russell police officer by barrel draw at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel at 8pm on 18th September 2023.
Ticket Price: 1 ticket = $100, 5 tickets = $500, 10 tickets = $1,000
Time, Date & Location of Draw: 8.00pm on 18th September 2023
The winner will be notified by email immediately after the draw. 
We will be in touch with the winner to organise collection/delivery of their prize.
Prize Terms & Conditions
  • 1st prize at Eagles Nest, staying in the Eagles Spirit Villa to be taken before 30th November 2023, subject to availability.
  • 2nd prize at The Duke of Marlborough is valid for 12 months, ending 31st July 2024.
  • 3rd prize at The Duke of Marlborough is valid for 12 months, ending 31st July 2024.
  • All food and beverage vouchers are valid for 12 months ending 31st July 2024.
Raffle Rules
  • Rugby for Life Charitable Trust, CLASS 3 OPERATOR’S LICENCE LT090000389
  • The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • No more than 300 raffle tickets will be sold. Only purchased raffle tickets will be entered into the draw.
  • In the event of cancellation, this will be published in the Northern Advocate newspaper on 23rd September 2023 and all money will be refunded.
  • Entry purchasers, by participating (and the winner by accepting the prize) release Rugby for Life Charitable Trust and its respective Board, committee members, volunteers, partners, vendors, agents, representatives, sponsors, service agencies and independent contractors, and each of their respective directors, offers, partners, employees and agents including advertising, public relations, direct marketing and promotion agencies, from any and all liability with respect to the participation in the promotion and possession and use of the prize awarded and also acknowledge that they did not receive any representations, warranty of guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition, or fitness.
  • Any liability of Rugby for Life Charitable Trust shall be limited to the ticket amount paid and in the case of any dispute, Rugby for Life Charitable Trust’s decision shall be final. Rugby for Life Charitable Trust may not hold a ticket.
  • Rugby for Life Charitable Trust will ensure the raffle complies with the Gambling Act 2003.
 Rugby for Life Charitable Trust shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the raffle or raffle prize.
Rugby for Life Charitable Trust will keep a record of the contact details you provide when you register to purchase raffle tickets. Unless you advise Rugby for Life Charitable Trust otherwise, this information may be included in the list of participants distributed to sponsors of the fundraising campaign, the list of participants distributed to donors of the raffle items, and added to Rugby for Life Charitable Trust’s mailing list to communicate with you about future campaigns. If you wish to be removed from these databases, please let Rugby for Life Charitable Trust know in writing by emailing [email protected] and we’ll have you removed immediately.