Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding the competition

If you cannot find the answer to your question please read the terms and conditions or contact us via the email address below and on the contact us page.

What will the money be used for?

Case study 1 – Brian Humphries, carer of wife who has Dementia

Being diagnosed with Dementia is probably one of scariest times a family can experience. After realising the full extent of what Dementia is, what it does, the journey we’re embarking on and the direction that it is taking us in with absolutely no control over it whatsoever is one of the most depressing, heartbreaking and worrying times we hope we never have to experience. You feel alone, isolated, rejected and fearful that the future planned out together is now never going to happen and you start to grieve for the person you’ve just realised that you’re very slowly losing … with nowhere to turn. Finding help and support from the variousorganisations seems to happen by chance as you struggle to learn who is doing what from the myriad of organisations as you wrestle with the resulting confusion of who’s who and from where and how they’re supposed to help.

A one-stop-shop such as the UnityDEM Centre will bring order to the chaos surrounding already ‘grieving’ families and their loved one. Finding help and support to guide us through the early days. To find out the important information,benefits now that the carer can no longer work, research communities, support organisations and peer support groups to gain strength for each other.

As a carer, we are expected to ‘muddle through’ and do the best that we can, and we do. But the ability to learn new ways of communicating and caring for our loved ones and improve their quality of life in an ever diminishing world will bring hope and happiness in our ever more confusing world.

Case study 2 – Wendy

“We all had talents before a diagnosis of dementia entered our world, we don’t suddenly lose all those talents overnight when given that diagnosis. Many people seem to forget this. Sadly, the post code lottery of available support, meant services were sadly lacking. After the initial isolation and feelings of abandonment, I found the strength and personal resilience to adapt to a new way of living, to help myself instead of going into a state of depression. Strangely enough, dementia has opened up for me new opportunities. It’s so important to see the positives in order to cope with the daily struggles that dementia throws at you each day. I use to be a very private person but was so shocked at the lack of awareness and understanding of dementia, not only from the public, but healthcare professionals as well, that I’m now willing to shout from the rooftops about the reality of living with dementia”.

The support, information and care that Wendy clearly needed following her diagnosis is what we hope to provide at the UnityDEM Centre. We want to make sure that those individuals going through similar experiences do not feel isolated and abandoned as Wendy did, and do not have to cope alone. – Jaqueline Parkes, Professor in Applied Mental Health

Where is my entry number/ticket?

You won't receive a competition ticket, your name is in the database along with the amount of entries bought and then shuffled. Each line in the database is numbered, a random number generator will choose a number and whoever has that number is the winner. The database is automatically generated from the payment processor when an entry is purchased. You will receive your unique ticket number(s) in a confirmation email.

How am I entered into the draw?

Each individual entry with the correct answer is added to the final draw database as per the amount of times a ticket is bought. It is then drawn at random by an independant person via a random number generator.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter the competition as many times as you want, there is no limit to paid entries. However, entries received after the deadline for the competition won't be included.

How will you contact me if I win?

We will first try to contact you via the phone number you have provided us with. If you would like to change the phone number that you gave when entering the competition, please email us from the contact page.

What will happen if you don't sell enough tickets?

Should we not hit our minimum target of 150,000 sold entries by closing date we have the option to determine that enough entries have been received for the house to still be the prize given, we also have the option to extend the competition by 3 month. The third option is to offer the cash pot as a prize of which more details can be viewed in our terms and conditions page.

What happens if the winner can't be contacted?

In the event that the competition winner cannot be contacted within 21 days after the end of the draw a new winner will be chosen at random.

How is my personal data protected?

Payments are taken via SSL Technology and you personal information is stored on our secure database. View our Privacy Policy

Is this legal?

Yes this is fully legal and has been verified by our solicitors who has drafted the Terms and Conditions.

How much of the money will you be getting/what will it be used for?

If all the tickets are sold £1 Million will be donated to UON who will give 80% of the money to the Northamptonshire Community Foundation. They will then put this into Endowment and the centre will then receive the interest each year, thus long term funding and an element of self-sustainability is achieved to help support those with Dementia. We will take off the cost of the house and expenses. Whatever is left (which will depend on the number of tickets sold) we hope to then use to buy another house and do this again as a formal concern to raise even more money for charity.

What happens after I have entered?

After you have made your payment you will get a Thank you for entering page, you'll also receive an email receipt. If you don't appear to receive this email, please check your spam/junk folder s it may be in there. Your card details are not given to or stored by us, only your name, address, phone number, email address and answer with the number of entries. Your receipt is proof of entry and NOT your competition ticket draw number. If your answer is correct your name will be added to the database from where the winning number will be drawn.