Raffles can be held in branch as part of an event or as a stand-alone at certain times of the year, for example, Christmas and Easter. Prizes for raffles can be obtained from the selling floor in either Waitrose (via 157 non routine on handsets) or JL (using the BOP guidance JL Stock Transfer) at cost price. We would however recommend using stock from your own branch as transferring stock between divisions can be problematic. Creating a hamper for a raffle is one option that can be used.
Funding for the prizes must come from revenue collected through ticket sales with the intention of covering all costs involved and must not be taken from the Leisure Budget (the purpose of this budget is to subsidize events and activities for Partners).
Should tickets for raffles be on sale prior to the day of the draw, the standard printed tickets (obtained via house stationery) should be used. In the event that tickets are only sold on the day of the event, numbered cloakroom tickets will suffice.
As part of a branch anniversary celebration a gift of reasonable value (commemorative) can be purchased to give to Partners (ie 25 years branch opening) to be given as part of an overall branch activity.
Activity vouchers (ie dining out / bowling etc) can be purchased through Clarity for Partners to buy which may be subsidized through the branch leisure budget by up to 50% (not free) towards an activity within current government guidelines for group activities
Should you have any questions regarding raffles/gifts, you should contact your Regional Leisure Benefits Manager.