Couple are raffling off their six-bedroom farmhouse set in three acres of land with hot tub and gym for £2-a-ticket to raise £100,000 for local hospice
- Foster parents Nigel and Jane Chaloner will auction farmhouse to raise money
- At £630,000 six-bed Shropshire home they fostered 22 children over 18 years
- They will now raffle it for £2 a ticket to raise up to £100,000 for Severn Hospice
A pair of charity fund raisers are raffling their six-bedroom farmhouse – set in approximately three acres of land – for just £2 a ticket.
Having raised their own family and fostered 22 children at Grafton Farm in shrewsbury, Shropshire, over the last 18 years, Nigel and Jane Chaloner have now put it up in a prize draw, to raise up to £100,000 for the Severn Hospice organisation.
With retirement beckoning, the couple had begun marketing the property but said they realised how much good they could do for others after the recent success of a similar promotion.
Grafton Farm near Loppington in Shropshire has been put up for grabs in a £2-a-ticket raffle by owners Nigel and Jane Chaloner to raise up to £100,000 for the Severn Hospice organisation
Foster parents and fund raisers Nigel and Jane Chaloner who have put their home into a raffle in order to raise money for the Severn Hospice organisation
The house was valued independently at £630,000.
The hospice, which has sites across Shropshire, will receive 10 per cent of all ticket sales if they achieve the minimum, but the intention is to raise £100,000.
In the unlikely event the target is not met, they will still hold the draw and the winner will receive a cash prize of 90 per cent of sales and the hospice will receive 10 per cent.
Jane said: ‘We have raised money for charities before, and I know what it is like to fight for your life and how much support charities provide.
The couple are offering their stunning six bedroom farmhouse, in a bid to raise up to £100,000 to support the vital work of Severn Hospice during the Corona Outbreak
Someone will win this dream home for just £2 a ticket, less than the cost of a coffee
Farmhouse feel! The home boasts a spacious and warm interior with many traditional farm house features such as a log burner
A glass walled extension shows off the panoramic views of Shropshire surrounding the property
‘In recent years Severn Hospice have been there for our friends and family at the worst moments in their lives.
‘Both Nigel and I have been hit with coronavirus and our daughter and son are key workers so we know how much Severn Hospice takes pressure off the NHS.
‘In this dire time, we felt that we all need some hope, and being able to make a difference on this scale makes all the sense in the world! £2 doesn’t buy you much these days but it could buy you the most idyllic home that we have cherished for years and Severn Hospice get the help that will allow them to continue the essential care they so willingly give.
A long table spans the dining room with views out to the property’s land
Traditional farm-house beamed ceilings are exposed throughout the property
The farm will come fully furnished, including an outdoor hot tub, gym equipment and a sit-on lawn mower
Grafton Farm is a Grade-II listed farmhouse, with a traditional AGA to be included
‘Tickets are just £2 each and we are appealing to anyone who buys a ticket to get behind the cause and share that with others through social media and this may result in being awarded further free tickets so their chances will increase.’
Fully furnished, including an outdoor hot tub, gym equipment and a sit-on lawn mower, Grafton Farm is a Grade-II listed farmhouse, near Loppington, Shropshire.
Nigel and Jane said it offers idyllic country, outstanding local schools and is just 10 miles from Shrewsbury.
A bedroom in the eves of the house is a cosy and quaint space with glamorous decor
Nigel and Jane said the property offers idyllic country, outstanding local schools and is just 10 miles from Shrewsbury
One of the six bedrooms with exposed beams and grand dark wood furnishings
Tickets are limited and the competition went live on Friday at 8am. It will close on May 31 with a live draw taking place on June 3
Norma Ross, director of income generation at Severn Hospice said: ‘Thanks so much to Nigel and Sarah Jane for their incredibly generous offer.
‘Support such as theirs enables us to care for people with incurable illness in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales.
‘In the current climate of Covid-19 crisis, this kind of support is really valuable to us as we have lost some of our most vital income streams.
A view of the house from the garden, the detached property offers vast amounts of privacy
A view of the Shropshire hills, the property is located in Noneley in Shrewsbury
An outside seating area, the lucky winners will also have a hot tub included in the property
‘People can support us from their sofas by taking part in the draw while, at the same time, be in with the chance to win a fully-furnished, beautiful country home. We wish everyone the best of luck with the competition.’
Tickets are limited and the competition went live on Friday at 8am.
It will close on May 31 with a live draw taking place on June 3.
People can visit winmydreamhome.co.uk or the facebook page ‘Win My Dream Home’ for more information.
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