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Ronaldo joins forces with Omaze to create online raffle for charity

Cristiano Ronaldo and non-profit organisation Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) have partnered up with Omaze to offer supporters the opportunity to spend the day with the famous footballer.

Omaze offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences that help charitable causes.


Online raffle

The campaign, which will run until Wednesday 4th November, enables fans to donate money online in order to be in with the chance of joining Ronaldo in Madrid this November. Donors can enter the online raffle via Omaze here.

The money raised through the campaign will go towards Artists for Peace and Justice, a non-profit organisation supporting communities in Haiti through programmes in “education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts”.

The prize includes: flights for two people to Madrid, accommodation for three nights at a four star hotel, a pre-game meal and a haircut with Cristiano Ronaldo and two VIP tickets to the Real Madrid Vs Barcelona match on Sunday, 22 November 2015.

Ronaldo said of the campaign: “Artists for Peace and Justice is a special group. They’re making a difference in the world.

“They open doors that are closed and they create opportunities for kids to follow their dreams.

“With this campaign we will create a beautiful football program in Haiti at an Artists for Peace and Justice school.  For me, the more I give back to others, the more I get back. It makes me feel really good to help where I can.“


Global reach

David Belle, CEO of Artists for Peace and Justice, said:

Cristiano has fans all over the world, and we’re thrilled that people from 160 countries can enter for the chance to spend an incredible day as his best friend. We hope that with this campaign we not only raise funds but also spread awareness about our programs and our vision.

“The funds raised from this campaign will go toward the development and advancement of sports programs and facilities at the Academy for Peace and Justice, the only dignified high school of its kind in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.”


Charitable history

Ronaldo already has already earned himself a reputation for being charitable and recently won first place in Athletes Gone Good 2015 – a list naming 20 of the world’s most charitable sports stars.

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  • Worthwhile cause? Absolutely. Global megastar? Of course. Once in a lifetime opportunity? Sure. Raffle? I’m afraid not… It’s a prize draw. They are not interchangeable terms. Prize draws can be powerful fundraising opportunities, but to mis-label them raffles is doing a disservice to the charities who hold licences under the Gambling Act to operate raffles and lotteries. It is also doing a disservice to supporters who wish (now perhaps more than ever) to understand the regulatory environments in which charities operate.

    • Abigail

      Hi Simon. Thank you for pointing this out to us, we weren’t aware of this and will take it on board. Best wishes, Abigail

      • No problem! Always happy to discuss lottery legislation ;)

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