Go­ing, Go­ing……

Kirstie’s home is on of­fer – for just £2!

Pick Me Up! - - REAL LIFE SHORT BUT SWEET - Kirstie Searle, 44, Northamp­ton­shire

Yes, you read that right – I’m sell­ing up for £2. And I’m not crazy!

Early this year, I came across a man from Lan­cashire raf­fling his home for £2 a ticket.

‘It gives a fam­ily the chance to get on the prop­erty lad­der,’ I told my hubby Matthew, 45.

We’ve lived in Lang Farm, Northamp­ton­shire, for six years, along with my el­derly fa­ther Derek, 80, our twins Bai­ley and Hal­lam, 19, and Max, 15, and Amelie, 12.

I love our five-bed­room

home. We’ve made so many great mem­o­ries here – the kids start­ing high school, new jobs, pass­ing driv­ing tests. But we’ve out­grown it now. Look­ing into buy­ing a big­ger place, I re­searched set­ting up a com­pe­ti­tion to win our home.

It turned out we’d need to sell 500,000 tick­ets at £2 each to cover ev­ery­thing – le­gal fees, the re­main­der of the mort­gage, out­stand­ing bills.

The win­ner, cho­sen at ran­dom by com­puter, would win it for only the price of the ticket!

We opened the com­pe­ti­tion on 1 July this year, and it’ll end at noon on 1 Novem­ber.

It didn’t feel real un­til we’d sold the first ticket, though.

‘What have you done?!’ Matthew laughed at first.

But he’s come round to the idea. And the twins are just ex­cited to be hav­ing their own rooms in our new house!

Re­gard­less of whether we reach our tar­get, we’ll do­nate to three char­i­ties, with money raised go to The War­wick­shire and Northamp­ton­shire

Air Am­bu­lance, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, Kids and Teens Can­cer Re­search.

If we don’t reach it, one lucky ticket-buyer will win what­ever is leftover of the jack­pot!

So far we’ve sold over 30,000 tick­ets – some to Amer­ica, New Zealand, Aus­tralia. We’ve even had in­ter­est from Ja­pan!

All peo­ple need to do is an­swer a sim­ple ques­tion, then do­nate a cou­ple of quid.

I just want to help one lucky per­son or fam­ily be­come lord or lady of their £2 manor!

Roll up, roll up... and win your­self a house!

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