If someone incites donations by including donors into a prize draw, is it still donation? Or is it contract? Gambling maybe?
Passport: Back to Our Roots is doing that: "Everyone who donates will be entered into a prize draw to win entry for themselves and a friend". Basically, if you want to attend a gig you can try winning "entry" by entering the draw — which you can do by either donating, or "for free by post".
The hitch is that the gigs "will happen when it’s safe for gigs to happen properly" — which may happen later than sooner, if at all.
Does that sound like a scheme for gig organisers to avoid having to refund / being held to account? Is it legal-proof?
If someone wins entry (having paid a "donation") but the organisers never deem it safe for the gig to happen, will the donor be entitled to a refund?