The Omaze Million Pound House Draw in London has raised £2,600,000 for NHS Charities Together to support vital projects that will help more people survive if they have a cardiac arrest in the community. These projects include training volunteer Community First Responders and members of the public in basic life-saving skills and providing more community defibrillators in communities across the country.
Oceanne Belle won the keys to the stunning Chelsea townhouse, worth a whopping £5,000,000, after buying her winning entry for just £10.
Ellie Orton OBE, Chief Executive at NHS Charities Together, said:
“Huge congratulations to Oceanne on winning the incredible Chelsea house! We are absolutely thrilled that the Omaze house draw has raised £2,600,000 for NHS Charities Together. This incredible amount of money will help us provide life-saving equipment, volunteers and training that will save lives. We know fewer than three in ten people feel confident to deliver CPR, so this work is vital.
“We rely on the support of the public and partnerships like Omaze – we could not do what we do without them. This is our first campaign with Omaze and it has surpassed all our expectations. Thank you so much to everyone who entered the draw and helped to raise funds for our vital work.”
James Oakes from Omaze, said:
“We’re over the moon that Oceanne has won this incredible townhouse in Chelsea, whilst also contributing to the £2,600,000 raised for NHS Charities Together – which is our biggest ever raise for a charity partner.
“Omaze gives people the chance to win amazing houses, like this stunning property in Chelsea, whilst also introducing charities to vast new audiences that would otherwise be out of reach – it’s a real win-win for both charities and entrants. We’re incredibly proud that the Omaze community has raised over £25 million for good causes across the UK.”
Oceanne studies full-time at the University of Sunderland in London and will finish her BSc (Bachelor of Science) degree in Health and Social Care in January. Having recently moved into a friend’s flat in Barking to save money so she could continue her studies, she says winning the house is the “best Christmas present ever”.
An overjoyed Oceanne said:
“It’s so crazy that last week I was technically ‘sofa surfing’ at a friend’s flat – and now I’ve won a £5 million townhouse in Chelsea – it’s just unbelievable.
“I’m not sure what I’m going to do long-term yet – but we’re definitely going to spend some time here and enjoy it. Winning this house is a dream come true, but it won’t change me as a person, I still want to fulfil my ultimate dream of becoming a paediatric nurse – and this win will help me to achieve that.”
“I’m thrilled this Omaze draw has raised so much money for NHS Charities Together, I’ve recently had a long stay in hospital – so I know firsthand how incredible the work the NHS does is – I owe my life to the NHS – I wouldn’t be here today without them.”