Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The couple who have decided to raffle their beautiful holiday home in Foxford to raise money for healthcare workers have been explaining their reasons for doing so.

The revelation early last week that the retired couple – who do not wish to be identified but who are from West Cork – had decided to raffle their beautiful cottage in Attymachugh, Foxford, having recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the country by storm.

They contracted the virus while travelling in the US and Canada in early March. The man was more severely impacted than his wife. In a statement to the Western People they explained how his initial symptoms or a sore throat escalated, escalated to include a fever and harsh, scary, a racing, irregular heartbeat and a suffocating cough that caused him a lot of muscle pain.

On returning to Ireland they felt compelled to do something to help others through the pandemic.

With one of them being a retired doctor they have always believed that medical support staff deserved more for their eternal diligence, good cheer and reliability.

Speaking of their own experience in recovering from Covid-19, they remarked:

“We can only marvel at their strength and conviction. We admire them so much, for turning in every day, knowing the risks they are taking for themselves and their families,” the wrote.

“We want to acknowledge what they did and the money raised is simply a gesture, they can never be thanked enough for supporting the people and the country in its time of need.”

Attracted by the area’s great angling, offering the couple bought their cottage in Attymachugh 30 years ago.

The cosy, charming property is over 100 years old but was refurbished just a few years ago.

Set on 0.30 hectares its accommodations include three bedrooms, an entrance porch, open plan kitchen/dining living area with stove, utility area, main bathroom and a further room which could be used as office area.

It also has a number of outhouses and a meditation pod.

The draw for the house takes place on Friday, August 28. Tickets cost just €10 each and can be purchased online via€10

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