The Brickset charity raffle steps up a gear

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The raffle has only being going a few days but already over £1000 has been raised!

Now, this morning, kevbags has announced that the prize pool now includes a Mr. Gold that's just been donated by an anonymous benefactor, which should get the total even higher!

All the prizes have been donated by Brickset members, and proceeds will be used to buy LEGO for childrens' wards in the following hospitals:

- Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, UK
- Glasgow York Hill, UK
- Indianapolis Peyton Manning St Vincent, USA
- Canberra Hospital Foundation, Australia.

Tickets cost just £1 (multiple tickets allowed), payment via PayPal to [email protected]. Please include your Brickset name (main site or forum) in the comments and use 'I'm sending money to family or friends' or the 'gift' option so we are not throwing money away on fees, or if that option is not available in your country, please add a little more to cover them. Please do not mention 'raffle' in the payment text.

Anyone can enter -- wherever you are in the world -- but you'll need a PayPal account which means you have to be over 18 (I believe).

Update: Kevbags has now firmed up a closing date for entries which is 20th May 2013 23:00 BST (British Summer Time).

Find out more in the forum, and good luck!

28 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

What a fantastic addition to the prize fund, time to buy some more tickets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice gesture with Mr Gold, Mrs Anonymous.

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By in United Kingdom,

1st Prize winner gets to pick their prize, and previously the Sopwith Camel was looking to be the most popular. Bet it won't be now, eh? ;-)

This is a fantastic event which really reaffirms my faith in this community!

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By in Denmark,

Great to hear that Mr. Gold finally decided to do something valuable with his worth. ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

this is amazing!

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By in United Kingdom,

I have entered, what a lovely way to raise money.

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By in United States,

Finally, a Mr Gold put to a good cause(s).

Heading over to my PayPal account...

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By in United States,

Count me in...

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By in Australia,

Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten to buy tickets but it's all done now.
Great idea. Please keep us posted if any Aussie hospitals get lined up.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just wanted to post a thankyou here to all the new entrants and the double dippers. Since the addition of Mr Gold we have gone over £1500 :-)

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By in United States,

This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen with lego. I hope you raise over 3000 euro's!

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By in United States,

Finally got my money sent. Thanks for doing this!

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By in Taiwan,

Entered. Hats off to you Kevin for this very good deed.

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By in United States,

just bought a handful of tickets. i'm sure the kids will be thrilled to receive LEGO!

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By in Korea, Republic of,

Finally sent off a little money. Best of luck with the raffle! (And to me!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Just an update for non forum readers. We managed to hit £2000/$3000 late last night :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Going to worthy places, I've been in yorkhill when I was wee and love the work that they do!
It's great that these 4 hospitals will be receive lego.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great cause - just signed up so I can participate

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By in United Kingdom,

@BlueOyster Great to see you on board. Sign up for the forum to and enjoy the threads there.

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By in United Kingdom,

Hi,

I know this is a pain but I entered about a week ago but I have been having some trouble with my paypal at the moment could you confirm if my entry was submitted successfully?

Thanks.

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By in United Kingdom,

@CoraHarrison Hi Cora I've emailed you but wanted to post here to. Don't worry, you're in :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks Kev, much appreciated. I have to admit I am tempted for another go... With the excuse that it's a fantastic cause.

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By in United States,

@kevbags threw in a couple of bucks. I love making little lego maniacs especially to kids who need it.
Great cause!

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By in United Kingdom,

Just a few updates for folks not following things on the forum.

Over £2500 has now been raised
Hospitals in Barcelona, Spain and Sacremento USA will now also be receiving Lego.

Thanks for everyone's continued support. Tickets are still available for the next 41 hours or so. Don't miss out!

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By in Tunisia,

I completely forgot to participate. Now it's done… one day before deadline ;o)
It can be nice if next year one hospital in Africa (Tunisia?) is added!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks for the entries everyone. The total is still climbing and don't forget that entries close today at 11pm BST.

@LEA007TN Expansion to other countries is always high on my agenda but it is dependant on having a known and trusted contact there.

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By in Austria,

I just had to chip in, nothing better that kids getting hands on Lego :)

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By in Tunisia,

@kevbags We'll have coming year to build something about known and trusted contact. Of course I'm candidate. Pls suggest how to proceed.

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