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Raffle 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the Covid-19 virus, the Spring Raffle draw date has been changed to 1st September 2020.

Both the Early Bird Draw and the cash prizes draw will now take place on this  date. Tickets can be bought and sold up until 1st September. Ticket stubs and money must be received at our office by 2pm on the day of the draw.

If you have Raffle tickets and money to return you can post them to our Belfast office – NICHS Spring Raffle -FREEPOST, RSYK-LUTK-GTKJ, 21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB. No stamp needed and please don’t send cash.

    We want to give everyone who has bought tickets or still wants to do so a fair chance to take part. We also need to raise much-needed funds to continue supporting local people living with chest, heart and stroke diseases. In the current climate, this is now more important than ever.

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    Sell or buy NICHS Spring Raffle tickets!

    Every ticket sold will support innovative heart research and help change how heart disease will be diagnosed in the future.

    The Spring Raffle is a great opportunity to win some fantastic prizes and support life-changing research at the same time.

    Tickets cost just £1 each. As the Raffle is only promoted here in Northern Ireland, your chances of winning one of our fabulous prizes is much higher than winning a prize in an UK wide raffle!

    Other prizes up for grabs include:

    • Theatre tickets for two, courtesy of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast and a £40 voucher for dinner at Shu Restaurant, Belfast.
    • A generous £100 voucher for stylish jewellery outlet, Argento to spend in any of their Northern Ireland stores.
    • A £100 Tommy Hilfiger Voucher.

    This year’s Raffle is supporting an amazing piece of local research which plans to develop easy to use technology that will make getting your heart checked as easy as having your eyes tested. The research, which is being carried out right here in Northern Ireland, is called, “the Eye as a Window”. It’s called this as the researchers believe the small blood vessels in the white of the eye can tell you a lot about your heart health and the state of your arteries.  Click here to read more about our 'Eye as a Window' research.

    It’s easy to take part...

    Post in your tickets and money
    Post in your tickets and money

    to FREEPOST, RSYK-LUTK-GTKJ, 21 Dublin Road, Belfast, BT2 7HB.

    Wait for the Draw Date – 1st September 2020
    Wait for the Draw Date – 1st September 2020

    If you’re a winner we’ll be in touch soon!

    Thank you and best of luck!

    Please read the full terms and conditions of the NICHS Spring Raffle 2020 and Early Bird Free Prize Draw here..

    If you’d prefer to make a donation to the Spring Raffle instead, you can:

    • At least 80p in every £1 raised or donated is spent delivering our life-changing care and prevention services, as well as funding local research into these illnesses.

      How does NICHS spend donations?

      Thanks to our loyal supporters we raised more than £3.35 Million last year to support our programmes across Northern Ireland.

      £1.39 Million was spent on delivering our care support programmes, £576k was spent on delivering our prevention programmes and £736k on local research into chest, heart and stroke related conditions.

      In other words, for every £1 raised, around 80p, went directly to funding our care and prevention programmes as well as research to help fight chest, heart and stroke conditions.

      How you can help

      Over 335,000 people in Northern Ireland are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, and these illnesses are responsible for 37% of all adult deaths every year. That's almost 6,000 people. Every day across Northern Ireland 11 people will suffer a stroke and 17 will have a heart attack.

      With your support we are able to continue our vital care and prevention work across the community, caring for people who are living with chest, heart and stroke conditions and helping prevent people becoming ill in the first place.

      Support us today and help us lead the fight against chest, heart and stroke illnesses across Northern Ireland.


    • What is Gift Aid?

      Gift Aid is a scheme that allows charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by a UK taxpayer, which means your donations will be worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. If you Gift Aid your donations we can claim back from the government 25p for every £1 you donate to Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke.

      This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.

      You could make your donation to us NICHS worth even more!

      Whether you are making a cash donation, setting up a regular gift, or asking friends and family to sponsor you in an event, your donation could be worth an extra 25% thanks to the Gift Aid donations scheme. Last year, we were able to reclaim over £74,000 through donations that were gift aided which contributed towards our care and prevention programmes.

      Gift Aid Calculator

      How it works:

      Under the Gift Aid scheme, if you are a UK taxpayer, the Government allows charities to reclaim 25p of every pound you give – and it doesn’t cost you an extra penny! With your permission NICHS can re-claim this tax on your behalf.

      Once you’ve read the Gift Aid statement and are happy you can comply with it, simply tick the Gift Aid box to say you agree that NICHS can reclaim tax for you. If you’d prefer to complete a paper version of our Gift Aid Declaration form and post it into our office, you can download a pdf version by clicking on the button below.

      If you’d like to find out how much more your donation would be if it was Gift Aided, just use the calculator below.

      Click here to download a Gift Aid Declaration

      What we need to claim Gift Aid

      • Your full name and home address
      • The donation amount you are giving. We can accept cash also.
      • We can't claim Gift Aid on donations from company accounts. The donation must be your own money and not the proceeds of a collection.
      • For you to confirm that you pay income tax or capital gains tax which at least equals the amount NICHS and other charities and community amateur sports clubs will claim in the appropriate tax year (6 April one year to 5 April the next). This is currently 25p for every £1 you give.
      • Using the declaration form, we can claim Gift Aid on all your donations in the last 4 years and all future donations.
      • Once you have become a Gift Aid donor, please let us know if you stop paying tax or if you change your name/address so that we can update our records.
    • If you would like any further help, or have any questions, please contact Supporter Care on 028 9026 6743 or

    • The work that we do is only possible because of the generous donations that we receive from our supporters. You are very important to us. Thank you so much for helping us in the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses across Northern Ireland.

      When you make a donation to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke, we promise that :

      • Your donation will be used wisely, responsibly and for the purpose given.
      • If a donation is made for a specific purpose we will honour that request.
      • We will safeguard your personal information in line with Data Protection principles.
      • We will communicate with you in accordance with your wishes.
      • Queries or complaints will be responded to as quickly as possible.
      • Administration costs will be kept to a minimum.
      • Your support will be acknowledged and we will keep you updated about how you are helping people who suffer from chest, heart or stroke illnesses.
      • Fundraisers will respect you as a donor and will be transparent in their dealings with you at all times.
      • Fundraisers will work to the highest professional standards and will adhere to the practices and guidelines as directed by the Institute of Fundraising.
      • Where donations are solicited indirectly, i.e. by 3rd party agencies, we recognise that donors have the right to request information about them.

      If you have any questions, please contact Supporter Care on 028 9026 6743 or

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