RNLI partner with Omaze to launch latest house draw in Norfolk

Lifeboats News Release

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is excited to be part of Omaze’s latest Million Pound House Draw which will see crucial funds raised for the lifesaving charity.

One lucky person is guaranteed to win a breath-taking coastal home in Norfolk worth a whopping £4,500,000 - along with £100,000 in cash. The dream property consists of a contemporary main house with four-bedrooms and an additional guest cabin with another four-bedrooms - as well as a standalone studio - providing exceptional entertaining spaces that incorporate the spectacular scenery surrounding the house.

The stunningly designed property complete with swimming pool offers panoramic coastal views of the idyllic Blakeney salt marshes and harbour, home to RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews at Cromer, Hunstanton, Sheringham and Wells.

Those who enter the Norfolk house draw will not only give themselves a chance to change their lives by winning the luxury house in Norfolk, but they will also be changing the lives of countless others. As 80% of the net proceeds raised from the Norfolk House Draw will go towards helping the RNLI continue saving lives at sea.

The RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and their seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. As a charity, the RNLI relies on generosity from the public, all of the training, kit and equipment RNLI’s lifesavers need is funded by donations.

Mark Dowie, RNLI Chief Executive, said:

‘We are excited to be partnering with Omaze for the first time on the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Norfolk. For nearly 200 years, the RNLI has been saving lives at sea. Our incredible volunteers, lifeboat crews and lifeguards have been rescuing those in trouble in and around the water and sharing vital water safety messages. All of their essential training and the equipment they use are only possible as a result of the donations we receive.

‘Sadly, every year people are still drowning. We are determined to save every one and prevent these accidental tragedies from happening. The Norfolk House Draw will raise vital funds to help us do this and continue our lifesaving work.'

Omaze has guaranteed a minimum donation of £100,000 to the RNLI and has a target of at least £1,000,000.

The draw has been launched by BAFTA winning actress, wild swimmer and RNLI Ambassador, Joanna Scanlan, whose sister-in-law is a volunteer Deputy Launch Authority at RNLI Beaumaris which means she is responsible for requesting the launch of their lifeboat.

James Oakes, Chief International Officer at Omaze, said: ‘We’re delighted to be partnering with the RNLI for our latest house draw in Norfolk. By offering this stunning property, along with £100,000 in cash, we’re giving people the chance to live mortgage and rent free for the rest of their life - as well as raising money for charities whilst introducing them to brand new audiences.

‘We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze community has already raised £15,400,000 for good causes across the UK.’

In addition to winning the Grand Prize house - people who enter by midnight on Sunday 13th August will be in with the chance to win an additional life changing £250,000 in cash.

Draw entries for the Omaze Million Pound House Draw, Norfolk are available now at www.omaze.co.uk. The draw closes on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August for online entries and Wednesday 30th August 2023 for postal entries.


Notes to Editor

  • The Norfolk house comes mortgage free - with all stamp duty and legal fees covered. The winner is also given £100,000 in cash - and can decide to either live in the house, rent it out or sell it.

  • If the winner decides to rent it out, local estate agents estimate that the property could achieve a long term annual rental value of around £60,000.

About Omaze UK: https://omaze.co.uk/pages/about-omaze

Omaze offers the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime prizes to support incredible charities. Since in launch in the UK in 2020, Omaze has raised £15,400,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, British Heart Foundation, The Prince’s Trust, the NSPCC, GOSH Charity, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Research UK, RSPCA, Blood Cancer UK, Global’s Make Some Noise, Dogs Trust and Marie Curie.

Omaze is listed on the Fundraising Regulator’s register of approved professional fundraisers in the UK and is committed to upholding good fundraising practice.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.