A £700,000 three-bedroom home in Chertsey, Surrey, could be yours for the cost of a £5 raffle ticket.
Allan Hayle and wife, who are both animal lovers, want to raise money towards their dream of opening an animal sanctuary. They hope to reach a target £2.5 million – 500,000 tickets – so they can buy some land and begin rescuing animals such as old racehorses, chickens, hens and dogs.
They will also be donating some of the proceeds to DOTS (Dogs on the Street), a charity which helps provide vet care for homeless dog owners.
Allan took the unconventional idea to raffle off their idyllic country home after his wife became seriously ill a few years ago.
Allan explains, “My wife, unfortunately, became seriously ill three years ago. This made me re-evaluate what is actually important in life. Over the years, we have both talked about one-day rescuing animals in some compacity, and I guess her illness was the catalyst to put into action our plans to eventually open our own animal sanctuary. Thankfully my wife is now on the mend.
“The reason why I am choosing this unconventional way of selling my home is that I am hoping to raise as much money as I possibly can to open a sanctuary for unwanted animals. My wife and I are huge animal lovers (especially dogs) and both have the same dream. I will also be donating some of the proceeds to the fantastic charity DOTS (Dogs on the Street).”
The detached bungalow boasts a large lounge, new kitchen and bathroom, ample off street parking, front and rear garden and a separate studio with toilet.
The raffle closes 31st August 2018 and you can enter as many times as you like by visiting the website Win My Surrey Home.
If the target number of tickets isn’t reached, Allan explains on the website: “If the amount of entries fails to reach the minimum number of entries required, then a cash prize will be given to the winner. This will be the total amount of entries minus 30% administration charges and minus a £10,000 charity donation. The remaining will be the ‘Prize Fund’.”