Guy and Julie Vass are offering their beautiful country home, Melling Hall, which sits at the gateway to the Lake District in a prize draw because they want to support Lancaster charity St John’s Hospice, the NHS and other worthy charities.
Not only will the winner take the house, the prize also includes a generous £7,000 to cover the first year's expenses. Current owner of Melling Hall, Guy Vass said, “We have had lots of heart-warming feedback, people are very excited and a few people told me 'if I won the house, I wouldn’t be able to afford to keep it'.
“So we have taken this worry away and we will be giving the winner £7,000 to cover a year’s house expenses. This is on top of the legal fees and stamp duty that we have already included in the prize. This way the winner has time to decide whether they want to move in to Melling Hall, sell it, or rent it out to earn income. The winner may even use it for a year, see how they feel and then sell it.
“We set the entry fee at £2.50 so as many people as possible could take part – we want people to be excited about the possibility of winning rather than worrying about bills – life is stressful enough for people at the moment! "
As is if this wasn’t enough there is now exciting news about the prize draw including the titles of Lord and Lady Melling! So as well as a £930,000 country home and £7,000 to cover expenses the winner/s will also legally be the Lord/Lady of Melling for at least one year. The winner can literally ‘take all’.
Guy explained, “For so many people taking part in this prize draw is the opportunity to have a bit of relief from all the doom and gloom, and just dream of living, laughing and lording in Melling Hall.
“For others, the charity aspect is important – my local Hospice and the NHS has touched the lives of thousands of people, especially recently, so buying a ticket helps others give that all-important palliative care.”
Ticket sales are soaring The prize draw is seeing soaring sales and entries are coming in from all corners of the world as people seek to live the dream life in an idyllic country home. As well as the UK, news of the raffle has spread all over the world and there have been entries from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada, as well as dozens of entries from Russia, Hong Kong, Bahrain and even one each from Estonia and Vietnam.
Catherine Butterworth, director of income generation, St John’s Hospice said, “Please, please take part – your £2.50 means so very much to people we look after and the doctors and nurses who work tirelessly to care for them. There’s less than three weeks to go - don’t miss out!”
Melling Hall was recently independently valued at £930,000. St John’s Hospice and the additional charities will receive £100,000 if Julie and Guy achieve the minimum number of ticket sales, but the intention is to raise a maximum so that the all the charities will receive £200,000 between them. In the unlikely event the minimum target is not met they will still hold the draw and the charities will receive a cash prize of 20 percent of net sales and the winner will receive 80 percent. You can enter for free and there’s even a special offer because for every 4 tickets you buy, you get one free.
There is even a second prize of £5,000, which will be shared between the two Entrants who have created the highest number of ticket sales by informing other people of the existence of the Draw, so there is more than one way to win.
To buy your tickets so you are in with the opportunity of winning Melling Hall as well as supporting worthy causes, go to: https://winacountryhall.co.uk/