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Online raffle fundraising platform launched

The UK’s first digital platform to help charities and good causes raise funds through online raffles has been launched.

Created by Capen, the UK’s only specialist digital external lottery manager, helps any charitable organisation create online raffles, sell tickets and manage campaigns.

Zaffo raffles are quick and easy to use and completely free to set up. Organisations who already run traditional paper raffles can combine their offline sales with online sales generated through Zaffo. To sign up to the service, charities will need a Small Society Lottery Licence from their Local Authority.

Simon Rydings, co-Founder and CEO of Capen said: “We’re really proud to help smaller charitable organisations, many of whom are doing amazing work with virtually no budget, get their raffles online and reach their supporters in an innovative and dynamic way.”

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Sheffield Hospitals Charity and Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust are among the charities already running raffles on Zaffo.

Zaffo says that it operates at the highest level of compliance, so good causes can be confident their supporters’ data is completely secure. The platform is fully mobile optimised and social media friendly, allowing any organisation to engage audiences otherwise beyond their reach, particularly younger supporters.

Catriona Sinclair at The Royal Institution commented: “The Royal Institution is delighted to be able to run our Golden Ticket Raffle with support from the team at Zaffo, as an independent charity we need the support of everyone to be able to continue our national and International science education programmes.”

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