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Anyone know the law around using alcohol as a tombola price?

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pipsqueak3y, 10m agoPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
Having a tombola stall soon for charity am I allowed to offer alcohol as a prize.

Seems from research that you can if it is in sealed containers and it is not the main fundraiser - such as at a fete. in my case it will be the main (only) fundraiser so can I offer it if I apply for a license?
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pipsqueak3y, 10m agoPosted 3 years, 10 months ago
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deeky#1
Can't see the police arresting you for it.
cannyscot#2
We've done it for years, but not given to unaccompanied children under 18 years old.
miles136#3
cannyscot
We've done it for years, but not given to unaccompanied children under 18 years old.



yes same here except, if a child wins I would keep it and drink it, if the child insists on their prize drink the contents and give them the bottle

Edited By: miles136 on Mar 18, 2012 12:28: missed a bit
susanemily#4
We did a tom bola at school once, and if a child won a bottle. They could have it if their was a grownup with them. If there was no grownup, we had a box of great gift's for the kid's that they could chose from.
turnpenny1#5
i got given a bottle of port when i was 15 from a tombola and had no parent with but because i h8 port gave it too my dad anyway lol
nemesiz#6
If in doubt telephone the local Council and ask for the licensing department, and they will have the answer to your questions. Usually private applications to sell (not sure about a raffle*) alcohol at a public event usually requires submitting to the Council and then Police for approval.
Firefly1#7
At a school fete, they had an alcohol tombola - as well as a "random" tobola.

As long as you sell the tickets to adults and give the prize to an adult, it seems fine and was a very popular fund-raiser!

Edited By: Firefly1 on Mar 18, 2012 22:24
wookiemummy#8
We do it for our PTA tombolas at Christmas with no licence. You only need a licence if you are selling the alcohol not a ticket . Obviously dont give it to a child, or get parent to claim it

Edited By: wookiemummy on Mar 20, 2012 18:22

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