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Hospital worker raffles up his 4-bed house for £2 a ticket to raise money for NHS

A generous hospital worker is giving away his four-bed home for only £2 in a raffle to raise money for patients and hospital staff.

Nick Wyrill, 34, got the idea from another couple who sold tickets to win their house.

The father of one will be giving the lucky winner the chance to win his house “for the price of a coffee”, as well as donating 10% of the sale to an NHS charity.

The Patient Service Manager who has worked at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorks, for five years decided that the raffle was a great way to thank NHS key workers after a “horrendous year”.

Nick 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.

“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 aiming to sell 250,00 tickets to raise £50,000 for the My Hospitals Charity which supports the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. The couple are looking to move to a bigger property after their son, Arthur, one.

The home property is a modern build near the M1, in a cul-de-sac location, with a master bedroom with a super-king bed and an orangery with a log burner looking out onto the private garden.

Nick, who lost his mum to cancer at the start of the pandemic, said his grief and experiences at the hospital inspired him to give 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.”