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NHS worker raffling off four-bedroom detached house for just £2 a ticket


The plan is for 10% of ticket sales to go to aid an NHS charity (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

An NHS worker in West Yorkshire is giving someone the chance to have a five-year-old four-bedroom detached house for a mere £2 in a raffle.

Patient Service Manager Nick Wyrill, 34, was inspired by a local couple who sold tickets to win their house instead of selling it the traditional way.

The dad-of-one is giving someone the chance to win the house mortgage free ‘for the price of a coffee’ and plans to donate 10% of sales to an NHS charity.

Nick, who has worked at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield for the last five years, decided that the raffle would offer a great opportunity to thank NHS key workers after a ‘horrendous year’ spent fighting the pandemic.

He said: ‘It’s an amazing opportunity for someone to be mortgage-free for the price of a coffee.

‘We have loved living here but we decided we needed a bigger house and we didn’t want to go down the conventional route of selling.

Not a bad deal for £2 (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

‘I’d seen another couple selling their house by raffle tickets and I started looking into it and realised you can donate some of the sales to charity through the raffle website.

‘It seemed like the right thing to give something back to the NHS after what has been a truly horrendous year for everyone.

‘And it’s a life-changing win for someone to walk away with, so it’s worth throwing your hat into the ring.’

Nick and his wife, Louise, 34, are hoping to sell all 250,000 tickets available to raise £50,000 for the My Hospitals Charity, which supports the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

It comes with a fully-fitted kitchen (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

They’re looking to find somewhere bigger to live following the birth of their son Arthur, who is one year old.

The modern-build detached home sits on a cul-de-sac that’s a five-minute drive from the M1.

It’s got two floors, a master bedroom with an en suite shower room, a fully-fitted kitchen and a garage.

The property also has an orangery kitted out with a log burner that looks out onto the private garden.

The house is a pretty new build (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)
Nick outside the house up for grabs (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)

The lucky winner will walk away with the home and with no mortgage or legal fees to pay for.

Nick, who lost his mum to cancer last year, said his own grief as well as the situation at the hospital where he works were what motivated him to ‘give something back’.

He said: ‘At the peak of the pandemic in April we had around 175 patients with Covid at any one time whereas in November we had 325.

‘It’s been extremely challenging and I’ve had my own personal concerns for the safety of my family too.

‘I lost my mum to cancer and not being able to give her the send-off she deserved because funerals were limited to ten people was really tough, and so I can empathise with what the patients and their loved ones in hospital are going through.

‘It will feel amazing to give something back to the patients and staff that have struggled with this over the last year and to give one lucky person something to smile about.”

Interested parties can enter the raffle by heading to Raffall.com.

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