Why Are Charities So Important? Registered charities play a vital role in our society. They have the power and voice to improve the quality of individuals’ lives and achieve genuine and lasting social change. The need for their support and services has never been greater, yet their importance and status can never be taken for granted. As Baroness Stowell, Chair of the Charity Commission said, “Charity giving in this country is not a grand gesture we make once a year or the preserve of the very rich, it’s how we live our lives and is expressed in daily acts of kindness and generosity”.
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East Anglia's Children's Hospices
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Home-start In Suffolk
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St Elizabeth Hospice (suffolk)
Art For Cure
We have invested heavily in our legal structure and consulted with experts in the charity and gambling industry to ensure correct governance and compliance. Our 3 step account validation process for all charities is:
Step One: We link up with the Charity Commission’s API (Application Programming Interface), using the email address they hold for your charity and check your details against the information held by them.
Step Two: Your charity’s bank account is verified with a small deposit credited via Faster Payments from Lucky Ticket. You will need to enter a 4 digit code provided with this deposit to verify your bank account.
Step Three: In turn, your bank account will then need to be linked to Stripe, our trusted payment processing platform, to allow funds raised from your raffles to be paid directly into your verified bank account. (Please note, if you do not already have a Stripe account you will be required to create one).
These combined steps are our way of ensuring Lucky Ticket raffles are raising funds for registered charities only.