A couple from North Shropshire have decided to enter their beautiful home in to a prize draw to support us.
On the verge of retirement, fundraisers Nigel and Jane Chaloner are offering their six-bedroom farmhouse, set on three acres of land in a prize draw bid to raise up to £100,000 to support our vital work.
Norma Ross, director of income generation 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 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.
“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.”
Cup of coffee
Having raised their own family and 22 fostered children at Grafton Farm over the last 18 years, the couple are offering the chance to win their dream home for just £2 a ticket: less than the cost of a coffee.
With retirement beckoning the couple had begun marketing the property but recently recognised how much good they could do for others after the recent success of a similar promotion.
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.
“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 take 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.”
Fully furnished to include an outdoor hot tub, gym equipment and sit on lawn mower, Grafton Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse.
Tickets are limited and the competition is set to close on May 31 with a live draw taking place on June 3.