I’ve not heard of Omaze before, are the prize draws they offer for real?
Yes. Last year Teenage Cancer Trust was the first UK charity to benefit from a partnership with Omaze on its Million Pound House Draw. The draw raised £250,000 for our vital work supporting teenagers and young people with cancer, and the house in Cheshire was won by Ian Garrick, a civil servant from Mablethorpe.
How can I find out more about entering Omaze’s prize draws?
The first draw that benefited Teenage Cancer Trust happened in 2020 and you can no longer enter.
We expect to benefit from a second draw in 2021 but a date is not yet confirmed.
In the meantime, Omaze is working with a number of other charities and further details about how to enter other prize draws can be found at www.omaze.com
How much money will / has Omaze raised for Teenage Cancer Trust so far?
The first draw in 2020 raised £250,000, and Omaze has pledged to raise £1m for us over the next three years.
How will the money raised be used by Teenage Cancer Trust?
The money raised will help fund our outstanding nurses who provide care and comfort to young people with cancer, and experienced youth workers to help them cope with emotional distress. The £250,000 raised so far could pay for over 8,000 hours of nursing support.
You can find out more about Omaze and how they raise funds for charities in the UK on their website.
Is Omaze a charity?
No. They are an online fundraising platform that helps charities reach their fundraising goals.
Does it cost Teenage Cancer Trust anything to partner with Omaze?
No. There are no costs and no risks for Teenage Cancer Trust, or the other charities involved, by entering into a partnership with Omaze. There’s a guaranteed winner of each house and all the other prizes, and a guaranteed minimum donation to each charity involved no matter what.
Which other UK charities is Omaze working with?
Since the first UK prize draw in 2021, Omaze has also held prize draws benefiting many other UK charities including the British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust and the NSPCC.
Which celebrities has Omaze partnered with in the past?
Omaze has worked with everyone from Michelle Obama to Robert Downey Jr to John Legend. Here are a few of the celebrities who have partnered with Omaze in the past: Emily Blunt, Hugh Grant, Idris Elba, Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Emilia Clarke, Ringo Starr, Tom Hiddleston, Daisy Ridley, Naomie Harris, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cast of The Crown, Lewis Hamilton, Florence and the Machine, Sam Heughan, HAIM, Mumford & Sons, Cast of Downton Abbey, The Who, James Corden, John Oliver, and Luke Evans.