- On 4 March 2014, I reported that Prize Promotions Limited, the official professional fundraiser for Afghan Heroes, was raising funds for another “heroes” military charity – Our Local Heroes Foundation. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/prize-promotions-raising-funds-for-another-heroes-military-charity/) I received 8 March 2014 a damning account of a customer experience of Prize Promotions Limited working for Our Local Heroes Foundation. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/prize-promotions-another-customer-experience/) It corroborated my experience of Prize Promotions Limited raising funds for Afghan Heroes. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/the-fundraiser-the-comedian-and-the-ex-cabinet-minister-the-tale-of-a-military-charity/)
- On 30 March 2014, I presented evidence that Our Local Heroes Foundation might be trying to hide the role of Prize Promotions Limited in its fundraising. (https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/prize-draw-by-prize-promotions-limited-for-our-local-heroes-foundation/)
- As it did for Afghan Heroes, Prize Promotions Limited runs “prize draws” on behalf of Our Local Heroes Foundation. Someone has kindly sent photos of a current ticket, front (Figure 1) and back (Figure 2). I have obscured the ticket number for privacy.
- Please compare this “prize draw” ticket with those Prize Promotions Limited sold for Afghan Heroes: see Figure 1 and 2 in the post, https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/the-fundraiser-the-comedian-and-the-ex-cabinet-minister-the-tale-of-a-military-charity/. As you can see, Prize Promotions Limited still labels its tickets “skill prize competition” on the front, despite there being no such legitimate competition design: see para 19-21 in the post, https://dralexmay.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/the-fundraiser-the-comedian-and-the-ex-cabinet-minister-the-tale-of-a-military-charity/.
- But there is an important difference: the current tickets, unlike the earlier ones for Afghan Heroes, don’t say how much of the £2.50 ticket price goes to the charity. Or how little: it was just 20% for Afghan Heroes.
- Ticket-holders are referred to http://www.ourlocalheroes.org.uk for “winners, donations and merchandise” (Figure 1). Yet the proportion isn’t disclosed at the Our Local Heroes Foundation website either.
- Julie Pearson is the public contact for the charity, according to the Charity Commission website. On 14 May 2014, I emailed her for the proportion (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Having heard nothing a week later (21 May 2014), I have today emailed her again for the answer.