Our commitment to responsible gaming

It’s important to us that our prize draws and raffles are a fun way for you to support Hospiscare, and that they never have a detrimental effect.

It is unlikely that you find yourself here because of an addiction problem caused by lotteries, but if you are susceptible to gambling addiction, we suggest you look at alternative ways to support Hospiscare, such as making a Regular Gift.

We are committed to operating our weekly lotteries and raffles in a socially responsible way. We want them to be fun to play whilst raising essential charitable funds, but not in a way that is detrimental to the vulnerable and people with a history of problem gambling. Whilst the majority of people do gamble within their means, for some, gambling can become a problem. It may help you to keep control by remembering the following:

  1. Lotteries should be entertaining and a fun way to support the charity and not seen as a way of making money
  2. Avoid chasing losses
  3. Only spend what you can afford and without the expectation of winning
  4. A copy of our Social Responsibility Policy is available by request from lottery@hospiscare.co.uk

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to play our lottery



If you need to talk to someone about problem gambling then contact BeGambleAware. BeGambleAware is a registered charity that provides confidential telephone support and counselling to anyone who is affected by problem gambling. You can find more information and help about problem gambling by visiting the BeGambleAware website or calling 0345 6000 133 (8am to midnight, seven days a week)


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If you have a history of gambling addiction, you may wish to consider self-exclusion from the Hospiscare Lottery. To find out more information, click here.

The Hospiscare Lottery is licensed and regulated in Great Britain by the Gambling Commission under account number 5120.


Hospiscare is a member of the Hospice Lotteries Association who, on our behalf, make an annual donation to Gamble Aware, a leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm

Hospiscare are registered with the Fundraising Regulator who are the independent regulator of charitable fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.