Christmas

Christmas banner with the MPS logo and elf

This year we are counting down to Christmas with a very special friend. This little Christmas elf has come to visit MPS House and will be watching over the work we do, accompanying us on visits and even staying with one very lucky family on Christmas Day.

Keep an eye on our elfie friend on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and find out what he’s getting up to each day in December.

Share your elf pictures

We will be tweeting about our Christmas elf using the hashtag #TheMPSElf. If you have an elf visiting you and want to join in the fun share your images using this hashtag.

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Donate to MPS Society 

If you like what elfie is sharing then donate by texting ELFY35 £5 to 70070 so we can carry on supporting our members throughout the year. Or you can donate online.

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Guess the MPS elf’s name

Our Christmas elf is keeping us guessing about his name so why not join in his shenanigans by playing the sweepstake game in the office, school or with friends. Download and print out the sweepstake sheet, get people to choose a name for £2 or £5 a go then email us to find out the name and see who wins. Get the game now and start having fun. Please see below for sweepstake guidelines before hosting your own sweepstake.

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Bid to win the MPS elf on Christmas Day

As no one will be at MPS House on Christmas Day our elf needs a place to live. Head over to our Facebook page and place a bid to adopt the MPS elf.


Sweepstake guidelines

The MPS elf sweepstake is run as a work or resident lottery without a licence providing the following criteria are met:

Work lotteries

Work lotteries can only be promoted by someone who works on a single set of premises and each person to whom a ticket is sold or supplied also works on the same work premises. This type of lottery can be organised by promoting it wholly for a purpose other than that of private or commercial gain (such as to raise funds to support a charity or ‘good cause’). For example, a sweepstake held in an office or school is a work lottery where, as well as funding reasonable expenses and prizes, the profits of the lottery must be given to the good cause.

Residents’ lotteries

A lottery is a residents’ lottery if the promoters live in a single set of premises (the residential premises) and each person to whom a ticket is sold or supplied also lives in the same residential premises. This type of lottery can be organised by promoting it wholly for a purpose other than that of private or commercial
gain (such as to raise funds to support a charity or ‘good cause’). For example, an arrangement such as a sweepstake held in a residential care home is an example of a residents’ lottery. This could be organised to raise funds for a good cause where, as well as funding reasonable expenses and prizes, the profits of the lottery must be given to the good cause.