Rules and conditions for Subscription Draw

1. Object
To provide members of Accord with chances to win cash and prizes and to provide funds for the union.

2. Eligibility
Open only to members (including Associate Members and Retired Members) of the union. Any individual who ceases to be a member of the union will only remain eligible for the monthly draw until any prepaid subscriptions have been exhausted. Individuals leaving employment with the HBOS Group may apply for Associate membership and continue their membership of the draw.

3. Subscriptions
Income will be created by monthly subscriptions in units of £1.00. Members will be issued with a letter containing their draw number(s) for each £1.00 unit held. Numbers are not transferable. The draw number may change if a member applies to increase the monthly subscription.

4. Collection of Subscriptions
Members paying subscriptions either by means of salary deduction or direct debit may purchase up to five £1.00 units per month.

If paying by salary deduction the appropriate amount will be deducted from the member’s salary by the payroll department at Head Office.

If paying by direct debit the appropriate amount will be collected monthly from the member’s bank accounts.

5. Cancellation of Subscription Draw Membership
Membership of the draw for those paying by salary deduction continues for a six-week period from the date that the union receives written notice of the member’s desire to withdraw.

For those paying by direct debit, membership ceases on cancellation of the direct debit.

6. Prizes
No less than 50% of the total subscription will be allocated as prize money as follows:

1 First Prize £5,000
25 Runner-Up Prizes £100

Periodically extra Special Prizes (e.g. cars) will be awarded as determined by the promoter. There will be no cash alternatives to non-cash prizes.

All income not allocated as prize money will form part of the funds of the union and will be under control of the promoter in accordance with the Rules of the Union.

7. The Draw
Each month all numbers sold will be entered in the Subscription Draw which will take place at Union Headquarters or such other venue as may be required by the promoter; on the last weekday of each month.

At each draw the first number drawn shall win the first prize and so on, but any number drawn that has not been prepaid will be disregarded.

8. Results
The results will be published by the promoter each month. Prize winners will be notified in writing within seven days of the draw. Prizes will only be made available to the persons to whom the winning numbers were sold by the promoter.

9 Administration
The decision of the promoter on all matters will be final. The Register and Accounts will be audited each year by the union’s auditors. The promoter of the Subscription Draw is responsible for carrying out random checks on the numbers contained in the draw and the Register and Accounts for the draw maintained by the union.

These rules and conditions may be varied from time to time.
Promoter: The General Secretary, ACCORD, Simmons House, 46 Old Bath Road, Charvil, Reading, Berkshire RG10 9QR

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