Teenage fundraiser launches Scotland Euro 2024 ticket charity raffle

Despite managing to secure what might be one of the most sought-after tickets of the year, a teenage charity fundraiser has decided to raffle his tickets to the opening game of the Euro 2024 football tournament between Scotland and hosts Germany, to launch a campaign to raise funds for two separate children’s charities, JDRF and Caudwell Children.

The selfless Scot, Mitchell Carling, originally from Dundee, managed to secure tickets to the hotly anticipated opening match of the tournament, but now plans to use his tickets to raise money for two causes close to his heart. The prize draw which will be run through online fundraising website Crowdfunder, aims to raise £50,000 to be split evenly between Type-1 Diabetes research charity, JDRF, and Caudwell Children, a charity founded to support the lives of disabled and autistic children across the UK.

Mitchell Carling discovered the fundraising potential of football tickets in 2022 when he held a similar draw for two tickets to watch Rangers F.C. play Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League Final, a prize draw which raised £46,880, for his two chosen charities.

Speaking of his decision to hold another prize draw, Mitchell commented; “When I decided to raffle the Europa League Final tickets although I knew the tickets were in demand, I never dreamed I’d raise almost £50,000 for charity. Since that draw I’ve always wanted to do another, and when I managed to get tickets to the opening match of the Euro 2024 tournament, I knew I had the potential to do more good. The two charities I have picked to support once again are close to our family; JDRF because of the support they gave my little sister when she was diagnosed with Type-1 Diabetes, and Caudwell Children because we have seen the work they do and how many people they help.”

The prize draw, which goes live on Crowdfunder on Thursday 25th April at 10am, will give people the chance to donate £20 in return for an entry into the draw. People are welcome to buy multiple entries with the draw closing on Thursday 30th May at 10am. Tickets to enter the prize draw can be purchased here: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/scotland-vs-germany-tickets

On his fundraising ambitious, Mitchell added; “I managed to raise an incredible £46,880 when I raffled the Europa League Final tickets, so as these are Scotland tickets, for the opening game of the tournament, against the hosts, I’m hoping to raise even more.”

Press Coverage of my last charity raffle which raised just under £50,000 for JDRF and Caudwell Children

My last Crowdfunder campaign: