Roll up roll up, because today we launch our spectacular raffle! In today’s blog find out why we are doing the raffle, what prizes are up for grabs, and how you can buy and sell tickets.

An International Patient Workshop

Due to its rarity, it’s often difficult to get reliable and accurate information about AKU. Fortunately for patients in the UK, we have the National Alkaptonuria Centre (NAC), which is an NHS Specialised Service in Liverpool.

Patients in other countries are not so lucky. Many patients around the world do not get access to the same level of support, care, and expertise as patients in the UK. They can feel isolated, left with little medical advice, and no treatment.

This is why we want to bring patients from around the world to attend a patient workshop in Liverpool – the centre of AKU expertise and research. We have already received an educational grant to fund the workshop itself, but we still need to raise money to support the travel costs of those coming from far away. We want to make this event as accessible as we possibly can. We hope to raise some of these funds through our raffle.

The Prizes


So far we have a fabulous range of prizes up for grabs! If you win our top prize, you can definitely celebrate in style, as you will receive a case of wine from the Wine Society worth £100. Our second prize is equally exciting, and could see you off on holiday, with a £100 voucher for Brittany Ferries. Our third prize will ensure you can cook your family an authentic Italian meal, as you get your hands on a luxurious Hamper from Cook Italian.


And those are just the top three! Other prizes include a £50 voucher for Bills, a free night at the Nadler hotel in Liverpool, a £50 Boden voucher, and a free round of golf for four at Sutton Green Golf Club in Surrey.
There are plenty more exciting goodies up for grabs, and you can see pictures of the signed John Bishop book, and Munchy Seeds gift boxes below. Not to mention, we are still searching for more prizes, so the list will continue to grow between now and the draw. You can see the fully updated list of prizes on our events page here.



The Tickets

The tickets are £1 each, and we will be selling them at all upcoming AKU Society events. Lesley will even have tickets to sell at the July and August NAC visits, with the draw itself happening during the NAC on Tuesday 8th September in Liverpool.

If you would like to buy tickets from us, and have them posted to you at home, we can arrange to do this. Simply get in touch with Eve by email at [email protected]. Let her know your address, and how many tickets you would like, and she will give you the information to make payment. Alternatively, you may wish to sell tickets on our behalf. This would be a fantastic help- get in touch with Eve if you would like to arrange this.