Today it’s your chance to win £25,000!
Enter our Christmas Grand Draw today for your chance to win £25,000. Your support can help fund visionary research into rare childhood cancers like rhabdomyosarcoma and support children like Gaspard.
Just £1 a ticket for your chance to win
For just £1 a ticket you could help fund research into safer, more effective treatments that will support more children like Gaspard. Gaspard was just three years old when he was diagnosed with Stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer that affects the muscles that are attached to the bone. By the time he was diagnosed, his tumour had grown to over 10cm. That Christmas, Gaspard began a tough treatment journey. After almost 19 months of intensive treatment, Gaspard was able to ring the end of treatment bell in July this year. Gaspard’s family is looking forward to celebrating a cancer-free Christmas this year, but it’s always in the back of their minds that Gaspard has a high risk of relapse due to his tumour type.
Enter our Christmas Grand Draw today for your chance to be one of our lucky winners.
Early Bird Draw
Our Early Bird Draw closes on Saturday 7 November. Send your tickets back quickly for your chance to win one of ten £50 cash prizes!
How to sign up
Enter online, by post or over the phone
You can enter our Christmas Grand Draw online, by post or over the phone! If you’d like to enter online, please follow the link below.
If you’d prefer to receive tickets in the post, or would like to enter over the phone, please call our Grand Draw Hotline on 01628 201286.
The all important dates
Early Bird closing
Saturday 7 November 2020
Main closing date
Thursday 24 December 2020
Friday 15 January 2021
Friday 22 January 2021
How your money helps
Every £5 donated or 5 Grand Draw tickets bought...
…could fund basic laboratory equipment that is essential for ongoing research into paediatric cancer treatment.Read Gaspard's story
Every £12 donated or 12 Grand Draw tickets bought...
…could give more children like Gaspard hope for a healthy future by funding research into safer treatments that are less debilitating to children’s long-term health.Find out more
Every £20 donated or 20 Grand Draw tickets bought...
…could support the cost for the equipment and chemicals needed to extract DNA from blood and tissue samples, essential for understanding the genetic makeup of patients and their cancers.Find out more
Who you're helping
For just £1 a ticket you can help bring hope to children like Gaspard this Christmas.
In November 2018, Gaspard, was diagnosed with Stage 3 rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS). He was just three years old. We were due to go on holiday for Christmas but I knew something wasn’t right with Gaspard. We took him to get a scan which revealed a very large, 10cm tumour in Gaspard’s pelvis area. Christmas that year wasn’t what we expected it to be.
Gaspard’s condition deteriorated very quickly. We felt completely powerless. His treatment was tough and it was hard watching him go through so many cycles of toxic chemotherapy. We even had to move to Florida for nine weeks to receive proton beam therapy because that treatment was not available in the UK then. Finally, after almost 19 months of intensive treatment, my little boy was able to ring the end of treatment bell in July 2020. Gaspard is currently going through intense physiotherapy as his legs and bones have been affected by the cancer itself and the various treatments.
We feel blessed and lucky that Gaspard is here with us and doing well and we are looking forward to celebrating a cancer-free Christmas this year, but it’s always in the back of our minds that Gaspard has a high risk of relapse due to his tumour type. By entering Children with Cancer UK’s Christmas Grand Draw, you could help fund visionary research into rare childhood cancers like RMS and support children like my Gaspard. Thank you for your support and best of luck in the draw!
Caroline, Gaspard’s mum
Christmas Grand Draw Terms & Conditions
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We appreciate your support during this time
Our Grand Draws are planned months in advance and so a lot of planning and money has already been invested in setting up the Christmas Grand Draw. We have decided to continue to run the Christmas Grand Draw as our raffle appeals are a vital part of our fundraising and your support will enable us to continue funding visionary research projects to help young cancer patients.
Your safety and wellbeing
We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our supporters and we are closely monitoring and supporting the Government’s guidance regarding essential travel and social distancing. If you are unable to send in your entries via post you can still take part – call us on 01628 201 286 or enter online here. We are very grateful for your support during this period.
Currently we do not anticipate any changes to the close date or draw dates of the Grand Draw. However, if postal entries and deliveries are affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and are delayed or suspended, we have contingency plans in place to postpone the closing date so that all entries can be received and fairly included in the Grand Draw. We will update our website with any information on changes to the dates of the Grand Draw, so you can visit this page to stay updated. Or if you have any further questions please do contact us on 020 7404 0808 and we will be happy to help.