About Us

About Us

We are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, and providing them with the tools
to raise the funds they need to make a positive impact.

Intro about us

Play Fund Win was started in 2019 by three friends with a passion for sport, events and tech, who are on a mission to raise millions of pounds for good causes and charities using our revolutionary digital raffle platform. By digitising paper-based raffles, we make hosting a draw easy, and make taking part fun and engaging.

Play our draws. Fund good causes. Win cash prizes.

“Play Fund Win has always been about opening doors. Opening doors and breaking down financial barriers to participation in sport. Opening doors by digitising manual processes and opening doors in areas that previously haven’t been capitalised on for fundraising (such as crowds at events). Playing sport as a kid, and working in events, has given me so much. Being able to give something back in both these areas is a huge passion which drives all of what we do with Play Fund Win. Play our draws. Fund good causes. Win cash prizes”

Dan, CEO

Meet the team

We’re all about sports, events, charity and technology, so we thought we’d tell you a bit about ourselves and our favourite things in those areas:

Dan Schofield
Dan Schofield
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Dan is an industry veteran with a 20-year career across the Event, Venue and Sports industries. He has held senior roles with the likes of Soccer Aid for UNICEF, Manchester United FC, Manchester City FC, Tour de France and London 2012. He draws on these professional experiences, along with his personal life experiences, to drive the PFW team forwards. His personal ambition for Play Fund Win is to generate millions of pounds for good causes and, at the same time, help to facilitate the funding that allows millions of youngsters the opportunity to participate in sport.
Steve Lightfoot
Steve Lightfoot
Chief Relationship Officer & Co-Founder
Steve leads our client relationships. He is a specialist in business development and growing relationships for the mutual benefit of both parties. Having spent over 13 years of his career in Spain, he then returned to our shores and consequently spent 10 years in the music industry, leading key client relationships for PRS. (Performing Rights Society)
Dean Lynn
Dean Lynn
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
Dean is our resident tech guru and leads on all of our technology and marketing. Having Dean onboard, bringing his 15 years of knowledge and experience in digital development and performance marketing, it enables Play Fund Win to have a strong entry into the market with a solid platform and powerful brand. The Play Fund Win brand and platform has been designed and developed in-house at Play Fund Win by Dean and his team.
James Lester
James Lester
Head of Operations
James’ motto is GSD – get uh… things… done. He is an experienced operations manager, fundraiser and a lottery specialist and he makes sure the business runs smoothly.
Kyle Blythe
Kyle Blythe
Business Development Manager – Festivals, Events & Entertainment
A time-served Events, Hospitality & Catering Vet. With the operational management of one of Manchester’s most popular Music Festivals for near the 6th consecutive year to curating events all over the city for Corporates to Celebrities. I’ve been a professional Rosette Chef for a decade in a former life and managed Ski Resorts in some of the most popular French resorts. With the industries I’ve been fortunate to work with over the years, its my main focus to generate funds for Charities that have been directly helping those who have needed it in support of the Hospitality, Events & Entertainment community.
David Broadbent
David Broadbent
Business Development Manager – Sport
David has worked within sport for the last 15 years and it’s fair to say it dominates his life! He has worked at all levels of football from grassroots to the Premier League and has been responsible for a lot of sponsorship deals in that time. David is tasked with developing relationships with clubs and organisations at all levels for Play Fund Win. Away from sport he is a stand up comedian and event host / presenter.
James Chadwick
James Chadwick
Head of Marketing & Communications
James leads on all of PFW’s marketing and communications. He joined us from a similar role with a large County FA and prior to this, worked in marketing for a leading e-commerce brand.
Olivia Cork
Olivia Cork
Researcher
Olivia has just graduated from university with a degree in Events Management and joins Play Fund Win as a researcher. Having spent much of her younger years involved in charity fundraising and events, Olivia decided to study this at University.

How It Works

play

Play a draw by visiting Play Fund Win and finding your favourite cause.

fund

Fund good causes and grassroots sports, as minimum 50% of the profits go to charity or good causes, more than any nationwide lottery.

win

The draw host determines what % of the entry fee forms the jackpot prize which is guaranteed to be won on every draw

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