07 July 2017
A school is undertaking an innovative way of raising funds for charity – and giving people a chance to win a house for £5.
Balsall Common Primary School, a Premier member of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce, is selling draw tickets for which the prize is a £42,950 terraced house in Shildon, County Durham.
The property is currently rented at £280 a month and the winner will be able to take the £3,300 annual income or sell it.
A total of 20,000 tickets are on sale nationally and up to £5,000 of the potential £100,000 generated will go to a charity of the winner’s choice. Ticket sales end on Friday, September 22.
Property developer and entrepreneur Howard Rose, director of funding and publicity at Balsall Common Primary School and Solihull Chamber Business Person of the Year, said: “I have been able to successfully link business and education both from a school perspective and also away from school in my own business.
“I have now come up with a novel idea to directly link the two where I can actively support three local charities and give back.
“I will also give a £1,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. I have lots of ideas for the future of how I can give people a chance to win things they want but perhaps could never afford while still helping out local charities. I will be inviting people to vote/suggest new charities for each competition.”