Herts start-up raises £273,000 for charity

Alfie Brown

Raffolux, a Hertfordshire based Start-up, has raised over £273,000.00 across 50+ charities.

COVID-19 has posed challenges to the fundraising capabilities of charities – with many traditional methods being halted by restrictions.

Raffolux, an online raffle site, gives players the option to donate 10 per cent of every ticket they purchase to their charity partners, along with holding designated raffles for a wide range of not-for-profits big and small.

Sebastian Hansen, Head of Partnerships at Raffolux, said:  “We are so grateful to have been able to use our platform to raise over £273,000 across our network of charity partners.” The total sums raised for just a handful of their partnered charities include £55,000.00 for Worldwide Cancer Research, £46,000.00 for Mental Health UK, £32,000.00 for Ocean Generation, £27,000.00 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity, £20,000.00 for Hospice UK, and £20,000.00 for WWF.

Mental Health UK’s Senior Partnerships Office, Flora Bannerman, said: “We are so grateful that Raffolux has chosen to support Mental Health UK at a time when people need it more than ever.”

This donation has enabled MHUK to run their advice and information service in England for over a month, aiding 600+ people with advice on how to manage their mental health.

Victoria Linney, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Hospice UK, said: “Donations from Raffolux customers have helped Hospice UK support over 200 hospices who have been on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19.

“Your donations support us to be the national voice for hospice care, and help secure vital funding and PPE for hospices.”

Funds raised by Raffolux for Women’s Aid have helped facilitate their Live Chat service, enabling survivors of domestic abuse to speak to trained female support workers online.

Charlotte Miles, Fundraising Officer for Women’s Aid, explained: “It provides a much-needed lifeline to women for whom picking up the phone or face-to-face communication is impossible.

“We have been astounded by the monthly donations that we receive from Raffolux – their support means that we can continue to provide life-saving services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.”

Sophie Peckham, WWF’s Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager, said: “We are the first generation to know that we are destroying the world, and the last that can do anything about it.

“The funds raised by Raffolux have been essential in this fight, enabling us to continue working on projects around the world.”

Raffolux has also pledged to raise £100,00.00 for Worldwide Cancer Research in 2021, having already crossed the halfway mark just five months in to the year.

Worldwide Cancer Research’s Head of Philanthropic and Partnership Development, Neil Woodley, explained: “Raffolux are helping fund lifesaving projects.”

This £100,000.00 will cover the cost of over a third of the 3-year project WCR are currently running.

Having attained Work For Good’s ‘Top Business Donors of 2020’ award, Raffolux is powering into 2021 determined to make even more of a charitable impact.

They are proud to announce their latest partnerships with Alzheimer’s Society, Oxfam and Sightsavers.