Covid-19 survivors to raffle Mayo cottage for healthcare workers

Canada-based couple say all money raised will go to ‘courageous’ support workers

The 150-year-old cottage is  on the Mayo side of the Ox Mountains and has had offers up to €90,000.

The 150-year-old cottage is on the Mayo side of the Ox Mountains and has had offers up to €90,000.

An Irish couple who survived Covid-19 are raffling their Mayo holiday cottage to raise funds for healthcare workers during the coronavirus crisis. In a week, the Canada-based couple have already raised €50,000 through the online sale of 5,000 tickets at €10 each for an idyllic three-bed cottage near Foxford, Co Mayo.

Originally from Ireland, the retired businessman and former doctor own several homes worldwide and have said they want to remain anonymous. They contracted Covid-19 in early March when travelling from Mexico to Canada and believe they were lucky to survive the illness. As the healthcare crisis unfolded in Europe they decided they wanted to do something to help.

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