About Us
Sporting Chance Prize Draw is a not-for-profit organisation that brings together the sporting community and charities in the UK.
100% of the money you give goes to your chosen UK charity to help them fund their invaluable work.
A message from our Founder
Simon Jacot, Founder: In the early days of lockdown 2020 I spoke with a couple of small UK charities and was made aware of how their forthcoming fundraising events had had to be cancelled … and they needed the funds! This made me think of how I might be able to help. I had a number of good contacts in the sporting world, so I asked them if they might each give me a sporting prize to help the charities. They all said ‘yes’ and so I created Sporting Chance Prize Draw. We launched our first Prize Draw in March 2021. My first thought was that I wanted all (100%) of the money raised to go to the charities. This would be the precept of the social enterprise going forward. For me, this is vital. As a ‘bidder’ at charity dinners, I am always uncomfortable not knowing how much of my bid is actually going to the 'front-line'.
With Sporting Chance Prize Draw, I have been determined from the outset that all (100%) of the money raised goes to the charities. This will be forever more. The administration costs will always be paid for by private individual contributions or, as we get bigger, through corporate sponsorship. The second thought was that the Prize Draw should be affordable for all. So, I focused on delivering a ‘£10 message’. For just £10 you could enter the draw and maybe win a sporting prize. And, even if you didn’t win a prize, then at least you knew that all (100%) of your £10 was going to the charity of your choice. In March 2023, we will run our third Prize Draw. This year, with a full-time Fundraising Director in place, we have secured 30 small UK charities to use the Sporting Chance Prize Draw platform, each confirming that they will make us central to their fundraising planning with the aim of raising a minimum of £10,000 each.
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Richard entered the first Sporting Chance Prize Draw in 2021. He couldn't believe that he won a ski weekend for two at Das Edelweiss Mountain Resort, in Salzburg. Richard and his wife are pictured here with Peter Hettegger, the owner of Das Edelweiss.
"What a thoroughly sumptuous and über-impressive place [Das Edelweiss] is. Thank you so much, from both of us. It was magnificent."
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Simon Jacot
Simon is the Founder of the Sporting Chance Prize Draw. He also runs Forum, a private network of business principals situated across 30 cities worldwide.
Jessica Fellowes
Jessica is Co-Founder of Sporting Chance Prize Draw and an author, journalist and public speaker.
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Charlie Belbin
Charlie leads on fundraising for Sporting Chance Prize Draw, working with charity partners and prize donors to raise vital funds.