Scottish castle up for grabs in a competition to raise funds for Rainbow Trust

A spectacular castle in Scotland, valued at over £1.5 million, is the unique prize of a competition being run by its owner that will raise funds for families with a seriously ill child.

Susan DeVere is putting her beloved 45-roomed Orchardton Castle in Freehold up for grabs in the competition. Tickets are £5 each and entries are open until Friday 18 May.

Susan expects to sell 550,000 tickets and will raise £100,000 for Rainbow Trust.

Susan DeVere said:

“We really hope this competition will capture people’s imagination, as it really could be won by anyone buying a £5 ticket. The lucky winner has the option of living in it, running a bed and breakfast, turning it into a wedding venue or developing it into a new business. We are also offering a cash prize to the winner, if they would prefer. We are hoping to sell 550,000 tickets in total to ensure that we can raise over £250,000 for charity, of which Rainbow Trust will receive £100,000. The other three charities we are supporting, Yullin, Mossburn Community Farm and Nithsdale RDA will also receive a share”

Orchardton castle is set in five acres of land and its rooms include its own cinema, games room, function room, grand hall, drawing room, music room, dining room, sitting room and three exclusive apartments. It also has access to a beach for riding, walking and sailing.

Oonagh Goodman, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Rainbow Trust, says:

“What an incredible competition this is and our sincere thanks go to Susan for choosing to support Rainbow Trust. All the funds raised through the entries will help us fund our vital support to families with a seriously ill child and help them make the most of the precious time they have together. The castle is an amazing prize and we can’t wait to see who the lucky winner will be.”

Visit Win a Castle to enter the competition