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Hospital worker is raffling off his four-bedroom detached house to raise £50,000 for NHS

10% of the raffle’s proceedings will go towards an NHS charity

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WIN_A_HOME_AND_SUPPORT_NHS / Facebook, Nick Wyrill / Facebook

A hospital worker is raffling off his four bedroom detached house, valued at £350,000, to raise money for the NHS.

Nick Wyrill, thirty-four, is giving one 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 if all tickets are sold – which will work out at £50,000.

Nick, an NHS Manager at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, launched the competition on the app Raffall, where wannabe home owners can purchase a raffle ticket for just £2.


He and his wife Louise want to relocate to a bigger house with their one year old son, Arthur, but decided against going down the conventional selling route to do something a little more charitable, instead.

Speaking of his motive behind the unique give-away, Nick told Proper Manchester: “There are a couple of reasons why we want to make the donation; I wanted to give back to my colleagues for all their hard work in the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The challenges my teams have faced in the past 12 months and are still facing have been enormous. The NHS has done so much for us all and this allows us to give a thank you back to them.”


He also explained that his mum had sadly passed away after a battle with cancer last year, and that his dad is currently undergoing cancer treatment at the NHS hospital in which he works.

Nick added: “My mum sadly died of Cancer in March 2020 and my dad is sadly receiving treatment for Leukaemia at Pinderfields Hospital, after being diagnosed in January 2021.

“This has further sparked our desire to give something back to the NHS.”

The raffle will end on July 1st or when all 250,000 tickets are sold. 


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

Some details about the house:


Hallway access to living room, kitchen/dining room and Stairs to landing area.


UPVC framed double glazed bay window. Good size lounge able to accommodate a large corner sofa.


Fully fitted kitchen, comprising integrated fridge freeze and dishwasher. Tiled flooring throughout.


Large Orangery to the rear of the property, comprising wooden flooring and wood burning stove. Fantastic views of the landscaped garden.


Contemporary bathroom fittings, with half tiling and tiled floor.


Very spacious bedroom with fitted mirrored wardrobes. Large window making the bedroom light and airy. Ensuite shower room attached.


Currently being used as a nursery. Can fit a double bed.


King size bedroom with plenty space for wardrobes and bedside draws. Large windows make this bedroom light and airy.


Currently being used as an office, but would be suitable for a single bed / nursery.


Large garage suitable for one small vehicle or as a storage area. Boiler is located here.


Front garden with block paved driveway.

Rear garden features a fully landscaped garden with x2 patio areas. A fruit patch is located to the rear of the garden comprising of; Plum, Cherry and Apple trees, along with Raspberries, Strawberries and blackberry plants and Rhubarb.

If you’d like to purchase a raffle ticket for yourself, you can do so here – you can also keep up to date on Facebook here and Instagram here.


This Manchester neighbourhood is home to some incredible pet friendly apartments

Pets stay for free

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Get Living / New Maker Yards

A neighbourhood in Greater Manchester is home to some incredible pet friendly apartments — offering a modern lifestyle for professionals in the city.

Nestled between two great cities — Manchester and Salford — New Maker Yards features pet friendly homes, a jam packed event schedule and a beer house on site.

The Seven Brothers pub — with locally crafted ales — also welcomes pets, as we all know fur babies are part of the family. Your potential new local features a ‘dog wall of fame’ where all the resident pooches are featured.

Situated by the River Irwell and close to the Bridgewater Canal, this waterside neighbourhood is the perfect place to call home for you and your furry family member. 

Get Living / New Maker Yards

Here, you can go for scenic walks and take part in activities together, including regular dog meet-up clubs, a puppy yoga event (April 23rd), and an annual ‘Ru Paw Drag Show’.

This doggy drag show runs over Pride weekend where residents dress up their dogs in cute outfits and enter a judging contest. The queens will then judge the pets on silly categories like ‘waggiest tail’ and ‘best dressed costume’.

For those who prefer not to own a pet or can’t due to allergies, New Maker Yards also has ‘pet free’ apartments — so there’s something to suit everyone.

Get Living / Jon Super

New Maker Yards is a sociable and lively neighbourhood with lots going on. Being close to the city centre and near Salford Quays, there’s plenty of bustling bars, shops, cinemas, restaurants, coffee shops, and a whole lot more to entice you.

The free fitness classes (three times a week), and community groups like book club, dog club and seven-a-side football, will keep you busy and are ideal for meeting new people.

This urban village also has a changing weekly food truck every Thursday, with different local food traders to satisfy those mid-week cravings while you’re busy balancing work and life.

Get Living / Jon Super

The apartments have options for either furnished or unfurnished rooms, and boast stunning balcony views of the city skyline. 

There’s a spacious newly built co-working space which has popular coffee haunt, 92 Degrees, attached. It’s a suitable space for those working from home days, where the barista coffees will keep you going. 

Each contemporary apartment is designed to a high standard with modern furniture, built in storage and king sized beds — and some even have outdoor furniture to lounge outside on.

If this sounds like the right neighbourhood for you, you cab enquire to speak to the Get Living team about 1 or 3 bedroom apartments for rent here.


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NEW OPENING: The North’s first extended stay property is coming to Manchester

Just in case you’re wondering…the hotel is also pet friendly

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Marriott International

The North’s first extended stay property is set to open in Manchester city centre and bookings are now open.

The luxurious Residence Inn by Marriott — part of Marriott Bonvoy ® ’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 brands — is set to open its latest UK aparthotel in May, making it the first in Northern England. 

This latest addition will mark the brand’s fifth property of its kind with the other four located in London and Scotland.

From the brand renowned amongst airline crews for its ultra comfy beds, Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester Piccadilly offers a prime central location for those travelling into the city for work or play, looking for somewhere stylish to stay with comfort at the forefront.

Marriott International

Situated on Laystall Street, close to the city’s main transport hub and located next door to the hip and trendy areas of Ancoats and Northern Quarter, this opulent hotel has picked the perfect location for potential guests.

The 155-guestroom building will consist of sleek and spacious studios and one-bedroom suites to suit all including solo visitors, corporates, couples, families and friends — ideal for business or leisure.

And, just in case you’re wondering…the hotel is also pet friendly, meaning your furry family members can come along too.

Modern design sweeps through both the individual apartments and communal areas, with the use of warm, neutral tones that strike the perfect balance between feeling at home while away from home.

Marriott International
Marriott International

Every room comes with a fully functional kitchen, featuring microwaves, single ovens, two-ring hobs, refrigerators and dishwashers, with all the cookware you could possibly need to create a home cooked meal. All rooms come with Smart-TVs so you don’t miss your favourite shows.

The glossy new Residence Inn will also have an on-site state-of-the-art gym, self-service communal laundry services, a coffee shop with a ‘grab-and-go’ counter, plus a bespoke grocery delivery service. 

And of course, those staying on the higher floors can also expect stunning skyline views across central Manchester.

Unique to the hotel, the centre will be an open-air courtyard, with a stunning outdoor seating area, providing the perfect spot to drink a coffee and read a book. It will also house two prime retail units on the ground floor available to let. 

Marriott International
Marriott International

Meeting spaces can be transformed to suit diverse needs, as well as an outdoor seating area for those that like to dine, drink, or work al fresco.

Residence Inn Manchester Piccadilly General Manager, Mustapha Henini said: “We are incredibly excited for the opening of Residence Inn in Manchester Piccadilly. This city is inviting, and our new hotel offers the perfect space for those looking for a spacious stay.”

PHH UK Advisor, Morris Katri, said: “The Ancoats and Piccadilly areas have seen significant redevelopment and investment over recent years, with Residence Inn set to add to the offering available further.

“This hotel will enhance the community with its unique long stay offering and beautiful interiors, plus bring more jobs to the area, boosting the centre’s economic growth.”

Prices start from £135 per night. Bookings for this exquisite new hotel are now open, with rooms available from May 1st. Click here to book your extended stay. 

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New images of Soho House Manchester released showing rooftop pool and gym

It has a rooftop pool and a gym!

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Levitt Bernstein / Soho House

New artist sketches of the exquisite Northern location of Soho House Manchester have now been released — and they won’t disappoint!

Currently being developed on the site of the old Granada Studios, in the St John’s district, Soho House Manchester is one of the most anticipated openings of 2023, and its modern members club will mark the first of the brand’s Northern locations.

You can register your interest now, but for those still holding back for more, you might succumb to persuasion when you hear that facilities will include a luxury rooftop pool, restaurant, chill out areas, work spaces, terraces and upscale bars. 

And the new venue will also feature a state of the art gym – great news for all those workout-aholics – with Soho House revealing the entirety of the first floor will be dedicated to ‘an extensive members’ gym’.

Levitt Bernstein / Soho House

Members will be able to workout in style as they make use of a free weights area, boxing zone, studio space, steam and sauna rooms, and an outdoor terrace. Changing rooms will be equipped with high end showers, vanity areas and relaxing ‘lounge spaces for members to unwind after training’. 

The website says: “The city has reinvented its industrial past to become an exciting cultural hub, with a rich history in music and the arts and a thriving community of creative industries. Located within the former Granada Studios in the heart of the city, Soho House Manchester will have various spaces for members to eat, drink, socialise and workout.”

We look forward to seeing how plans for Soho House develop over the coming months. You can register you interest in becoming a member on the Soho House Manchester website.

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