The Wilkinson family are hoping to raise £40,000 for Neuroblastoma UK by raffling off their home, after their daughter Oonagh was diagnosed with neuroblastoma on New Years Day 2019, when she was 19 months old.
Mum Samantha said, “We are hoping to raise at least £40,000 for Neuroblastoma UK by raffling off our two-bedroom home in the Lake District. We live in Spain, and originally bought the house as a UK-base in case Oonagh needed treatment or relapsed. We’ll be moving back to the UK soon but will be looking for a bigger house, so we thought we’d raffle the house!
We are raffling off our home in the South Lakes for just £2.50 a ticket to raise funds for a charity dedicated to finding a cure for a rare childhood cancer that our daughter suffered with.
Our life was turned 'upside down' after our then 19-month-old daughter Oonagh was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma in Jan 2019. Oonagh was first seen at Furness General Hospital where she received an ultrasound which revealed she had a tumour on her kidney. Oonagh was then transferred to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where is was confirmed by MRI scans and other tests that she had two tumours in her tummy and we received her cancer diagnoses.
The cause of the cancer is still unknown but it affects around 100 children each year in the UK - mostly under the age of five. Two months later she was again admitted to Manchester Children's Hospital where she had a successful five hour surgery to remove both tumours. Oonagh had her 2 year scans last week and has now been cancer free for two years!!
The house, situated just ten minutes from the Lake District National Park, features two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen, dinning and living room, and a luxury bathroom.
We are pledging a minimum donation of of £40,000 to Neuroblastoma UK if all tickets are sold.
We have sold over 66,500 tickets so far and over 19,000 people have entered the draw. Not only will the lucky winner receive the house but all legal fees and stamp duty will be paid plus we will also be giving the lucky winner £5000 cash to spend on whatever they!
Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/WinSouthLakesHouse/
The raffle link to purchase tickets is https://raffall.com/152412/enter-raffle-to-win-south-lakes-house-5000-hosted-by-the-wilkinson-family
Registered Charity No. 326385 www.neuroblastoma.org.uk