Celebs show their support for Wakefield hospital worker raffling his 4-bedroom home - with tickets raising £50K for the NHS
Fancy being in with a chance to win a mortgage free, four-bedroom family home for just £2?
Pinderfields Hospital worker Nick Wyrill is offering 250,000 opportunities to win his family's home, and is hoping to raise £50,000 for the NHS at the same time.
Nick, 34, and wife Louise decided to raffle off their home, on the outskirts of Ossett, home following a similar raffle in the area last year.
And with 250,000 tickets on sale, it's hoped sales will enable them to donate the huge amount to MY Hospitals Charity, the charitable arm of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.
And the sale has been supported by a number of celebrities, including Kerry Katona, The Chase's Jenny Ryan and Chuckle Brother, Paul Chuckle, who have all made videos in support of the NHS donation.
Nick, who works as a Patient Services Manager, said: "There are a couple of reasons why we want to make the donation. I wanted to give back to my colleagues for all their hard work in the Covid-19 pandemic. The challenges my teams have faced in the past 12 months, and are still facing, have been enormous.
"Also, my mum sadly died of cancer in March 2020 and my dad is sadly receiving treatment for Leukaemia at Pinderfields Hospital after being diagnosed in January 2021. This has further sparked our desire to give something back to the NHS."
Nick and Louise, along with son Arthur, plan to stay in the area, but are hoping to upgrade to a bigger home.
The family home, which is just five years old, features a fully fitted kitchen, four modern, sizeable bedrooms, a garage and enclosed garden - and its very own orangery and fruit patch.
The raffle will end of July 1, or when all the tickets have been sold. Today, March 23, marks 100 days left until the raffle deadline.
The lucky winner will then walk away with a mortgage-free house - and a celebratory bottle of champagne.
Nick has also agreed to pay any legal fees associated with the sale and, provided that all tickets sell, will donate 10 per cent of his takings, or around £50,000, to MY Hospitals Charity.
The charity, which was launched in 1998, works to support patients at Dewsbury, Pontefract and Pinderfields Hospitals, which are all run by the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
Keith Ramsay, Chair of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and MY Hospitals Charity said: “On behalf of the Trust and the Charity I would like to thank Nick and his family for his inventive way of fundraising for MY Hospitals Charity.
“Fundraising and donations to the charity are being used to improve patient experience, providing equipment above and beyond what’s normally funded by the NHS.
“It is through our communities’ generous donations we are able to improve upon the high quality healthcare services we aim to achieve in our hospitals, to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
To find out more, take a look around the house and to enter the raffle, visit the Raffall website here.