AN animal welfare charity operating in the Cork and Leinster regions is renewing its appeal to the public to support its ‘win a house’ fundraiser raffle, aimed at helping the charity to pay off its “huge vet bills” and to develop eight new “badly needed” stables.
A three-bed townhouse worth over €400,000 is the mega prize up for grabs in the raffle in aid of My Lovely Horse Rescue (MLHR).
The raffle, launched in January, is expected to draw to a close soon and the charity has said if its target of 40,000 tickets are sold, MLHR would receive €200,000.
Speaking to The Echo, co-founder of MLHR, Martina Kenny said the money raised will go towards paying off the charity’s “huge vet bills” and building new stables.
“€200,000 would get us eight new stables which we badly need, pay off some of our huge vet bills and help us with a new tractor,” she said.
Ms Kenny said MLHR currently has over 700 animals in their care.
Running costs for the charity were in the region of €400,000 in 2021 and are expected to reach €500,000 this year.
Last year, Ms Kenny said the charity received an animal welfare grant funding of €26,250 from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, but that the charity relies on the help of its supporters to cover the remainder of the costs.
The ‘win a house’ raffle is capped at 40,000 tickets, with each ticket costing €23.
The competition will end on July 28 or when the last ticket is sold, whichever comes sooner.
Located in Royal Canal Park in Dublin, the house comes fully furnished, with the stamp duty and all legal fees covered.
The house will only be awarded to the winner if a minimum of 32,000 tickets are sold.
If less than 32,000 tickets are sold, the winner will receive a cash prize amounting to 50 per cent of the total ticket revenue and MLHR will keep the remaining balance.
At the time of writing, there are approximately 20,000 tickets remaining.
For further information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.mylovelyhorserescue.com.