Celebrity-backed fundraising platform launches in the UK – with a £1m house giveaway!
Web Team | 12th May 2020
A fundraising platform championed by UK celebs and Hollywood stars including Daniel Craig, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jennifer Lawrence is launching its first UK campaign – with a chance to win a £1,000,000 house.
Omaze is teaming up with Teenage Cancer Trust to raise essential funds to help them continue supporting young people with cancer during the coronavirus crisis.
The prize draw will raise crucial funds to ensure the charity’s frontline specialist nurses and youth support teams can continue to provide outstanding care for vulnerable young people with cancer, amidst the pandemic and beyond.
The campaign launch video features Line of Duty and This is England star Vicky McClure and Kaiser Chiefs and The Voice star Ricky Wilson.
Located in the heart of Cheshire footballer’s paradise, Cheadle Hulme, the £1 million dream home comes with a hot tub and all costs covered for the first year.
There will also be 2,000 runner-up prizes including a Tesla Model 3 Long Range, one of the first MINI Cooper S Electrics and a £10k Home Tech Hamper.
Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust said:“Cancer won’t stop for anything, and during this time of uncertainty young people need our support more than ever before.
“Our team of specialist staff are doing all they can to help young people with cancer in incredibly difficult circumstances. At the same time, some of our nurses have been drafted in to help the NHS cope with the increasing pressures being applied by the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our youth support teams are having to adapt and find new ways to provide essential emotional support to young people remotely, many of whom are feeling more isolated than ever before whilst still coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis.
“Our income this year could drop by as much as 50%, so we urgently need to raise another £5m to maintain our frontline services. That’s why we have started a crucial fundraising appeal so we can respond to this situation and rapidly adapt the way we offer support.”
Beyond combating the knock-on effects caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the long-term donation target for Teenage Cancer Trust is £2.6m, which could cover the total running costs of all the charity’s services in the North West for two years.
CEO and Co-Founder of the platform, Matt Pohlson, said:“By offering an incredible prize like this million-pound home, we’re giving people the chance to win, while also introducing charities to donors they wouldn’t have access to otherwise. We’ve found this method of fundraising is making a big difference to causes all around the world.”
You can enter the draw via post or purchase multiple entry bundles online at omaze.co.uk – starting from just £10. Eighty percent of the draw profits will be going directly to Teenage Cancer Trust with a minimum donation of £70,000 being donated with immediate effect to kick start the campaign.
The Los Angeles-based company has already raised over £100 million for more than 300 charities around the world thanks to its revolutionary approach to fundraising.
They have now set up a dedicated team in the UK for the first time offering entrants incredible incentives to support good causes – ranging from once-in-a-lifetime celebrity experiences to luxury prizes including super-cars and exotic holidays.
Previous winners have played mini golf with Bono, lunched with George and Amal Clooney at their Lake Como home, watched the Game of Thrones series finale with Emilia Clarke, enjoyed a Valentine’s date with Idris Elba and driven a tank with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
One winner even collected the keys to a white Lamborghini Huracan signed and blessed by Pope Francis himself.