Win A Home & Help Illuminate Stump Cross Caverns

by Stump Cross Caverns in Greenhow Hill, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 25th December 2022 we successfully raised £161,826 with 7532 supporters in 614 days

We are a small family business. We want to protect, preserve this historical treasure, natural attraction to educate our future generations

by Stump Cross Caverns in Greenhow Hill, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

All monies raised will be reinvested into the ancient show caves to preserve and protect them for future generations!


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To enter this prize draw simply donate towards this Crowdfunder by selecting one or more of the entry ticket rewards. You can also enter the competition for free by post. See terms and conditions below.

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As a small family business our aim is to keep Stump Cross Caverns open for future generations to experience and enjoy. Educating families about this subterranean world is our primary aim. It’s spans the generations with its magic and wonder. A national treasure which needs to be shared.

I, Cavewoman have evolved as a character on the back of the pandemic and I love to guide people around my beautiful Caverns where I live. I get to connect people to nature. I really love what I do. I have been owner/custodian of these ancient caves with my family since September 2003 and have faced many challenges. Recently I have been doing fossil and gem digs with the families to enhance their learning experience here at the caverns. It’s proved very popular.

The profits that we have made as a business would normally be used to re invest in the business, however they are being reabsorbed due to the rising cost of living/bills. It almost seems even more appropriate now than before to give the flat away on Christmas Day and make at least one persons life easier whilst going through these tough times. £10 could turn into £130,000 for someone. Monies raised will in turn help to protect and preserve a little bit of history for our future.

We would then have the funds to invest in a much needed new specialist lighting system. The caves are unique in many ways but definitely when it comes to lighting them. It’s damp, inaccessible in places so quite a challenge to illuminate it to its best advantage. 

We have turned to a specialist cave lighting firm in Germany who will help us along with our electricians to improve lighting in a much more sustainable and environmentally friendly way. 

To renew the lighting would cost us a minimum of £200,000. That's why we are offering our lovely home as prize to one of our amazing supporters.

#BeOurShiningLight

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WIN A HOME ON THE BEST HIGH STREET IN PATELEY BRIDGE

Just imagine sometime in 2022, you could be escaping to the country as the winner of this partly-furnished Pateley Bridge apartment worth over £130,000.

A charming one bedroomed, ground floor apartment with an en-suite bathroom and a very good sized living/dining room. Stunning ornate ceiling. With seating area to the rear.

Live in. Rent out. Sell up. The choice is yours!

Located in a stunning village setting, on the high street just outside Harrogate in the heart of the Nidderdale countryside. This apartment is only 30 minutes from Harrogate and Ripon. Ten minutes from the fabulous Stump Cross Caverns.

We’re offering this stunning apartment to one guaranteed winner. 

So, don't delay. Enter now.

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What's the prize?

A stunning apartment on one of the most photographed high streets in the uk, Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale.

See a 3D tour of the home here. 

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After careful consideration and successfully carrying out two recent smaller crowdfunding campaigns using this secure platform, we thought it would be a great idea to give somebody the chance of a lifetime and grab a new home rather than selling our property the traditional way. 

Tickets are only £10 per entry. This includes entry to the prize draw and all entries receive a complimentary 3D virtual cave tour as a thank you for supporting us in our plea to save our ancient caves and illuminate them for future generations.

In order to increase the probability of reaching our target to enable us to relight our ancient show caves, we have taken the decision to extend the closing date to the 25/12/22 at 12 mid-day!

We need to sell at least 13,000 tickets for the draw to go ahead. Our ultimate aim is 20,000. The draw will take  place and find our lucky winner. This will be drawn at random by a third party. This will be shown live for everyone to see. 

If by the 25/12/22 we haven’t reached our target of 13,000 tickets then the Crowdfunder will be deemed unsuccessful and all monies refunded to our valued supporters.

UPDATE***

We have been blown away by the support and number of entries to date and have therefore made the decision to lower our target to £130,000. We'd still like to raise the full £200,000 to go towards renovating the caves. But will now make the draw to win our home if a minimum of £130,000 is raised! Please continue to share the campaign far and wide, we can do this, #savethecaves

We will close the prize draw on Christmas Day at 12 midday or once the £200,000 is reached on our stretch target

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How will it work?

First and foremost, we would like to give all our wonderful supporters the option to support our project without entering the draw. 

All entries are limited to residents of United Kingdom only. If you want to support the campaign and are not a resident of United Kingdom you can simply donate some money if you so wish without being entered. Head here to donate without entering the prize draw. 

If you wish to enter our prize draw for every £10 entry ticket selected on this page and you will be entered into our prize draw once. 

To clarify; a £10 entry ticket receives one entry, a £20 entry ticket receives two entries, a £50 entry ticket receives five entries. And so on. You can enter multiple times. 

You can also enter the prize draw for free by post. See terms and conditions below. 

1st prize will be the first entry drawn. 

We will be doing a LIVE PRIZE DRAW on Christmas Day or as soon as 20,000 tickets are sold. 

We will announce the lucky winner and will contact them shortly after. Entries must be made before the selling of the last ticket of 20,000 if you wish to be entered into the prize draw.

Thank you for supporting us through this difficult times and GOOD LUCK!!

We are a small family business and family is the heart of everything we do.

This is an ALL OR NOTHING campaign so if we don’t reach our target then Crowdfunder will refund all monies paid back to our wonderful Supporters and it will be deemed unsuccessful.

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Terms & Conditions

  • There can only be one winner. 
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 and over
  • Entrants may enter as many times as they'd like. To enter the prize draw, pick one reward option and make payment via card.
  • Supporters can donate to this campaign without entering the prize draw. Click here to donate without entering the prize draw.
  • To enter the draw for free without pledging, please send a postcard with your name, address and contact telephone number to: ℅ L. Bowerman, Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5JL.
  • The winner will be chosen at random via a live prize draw, as soon as the last ticket is sold by a third party on social media. The winner’s name will be available at time of prize draw and published on 'Stump Cross Caverns' social media accounts and website; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StumpCrossCaverns and Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/StumpCrossCaverns
  • We will announce the winner straight away and inform them within 28 days of the closing date and they will need to respond within 28 days or a new winner will be chosen at random. They will be contacted by email on how to claim their prize. If the winner does not respond within 28 days of the initial email being sent, the next winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 1 week. The keys to the prize will need to be collected by the winner in person once they have confirmed their address and provided identification via email.
  • If the winner choses not to accept this prize then we will choose another winner at random
  • We will pay solicitors fees to have the Apartment put into the winners name with Land Registry.
  • Apartment is as seen and all contents will be included in the prize draw.
  • Email: [email protected] or telephone 01756 752780
  • Everyone who has entered the draw will be emailed a link to virtual cave tour. The email will come via Crowdfunder, please ensure you check your junk. This will be valid for one month.
  • If you decide to donate instead of enter the draw to win the stunning Apartment on Pateley Bridge high street ensure you provide your email address so you can receive a link to the virtual cave tour which is valid for one month.
  • Closing date for entries: when the last ticket out of the 20,000 is sold. If by midday (12:00 pm) 25/12/22 we haven’t reached our target of 13,000 tickets then the Crowdfunder will be deemed unsuccessful and all monies refunded to our valued supporters. Our stretch target is 20,000 tickets
  • To enter the prize draw, pick one reward option and make payment via card
  • If for any reason, the prize cannot go ahead, all refunds will be processed by Crowd Funder within 28 days of the 'closing date' and the prize draw will be deemed unsuccessful.
  • The promoter is Stump Cross Ltd United Kingdom: Stump Cross Caverns, Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5JL. By participating in this prize draw, entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Crowdfunder.

Thank you for taking the time to view this project and good luck. We genuinely cannot wait to see who wins this amazing prize and hand the documents and keys to the new owner. If successful this prize draw will enable us to illuminate the caverns for future generations.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£100 or more

181 of 500 claimed

£100 = 10 entries to win our apartment

This gives you ten entry tickets into the prize draw to win our apartment • You can purchase this reward multiple times at the checkout • T&C's apply (see main description)

£10 or more

£10 = 1 entry to win our apartment

This gives you one entry ticket into the prize draw to win our apartment • You can purchase this reward multiple times at the checkout • T&C's apply (see main description)

£20 or more

£20 = 2 entries to win our apartment

This gives you two entry tickets into the prize draw to win our apartment • You can purchase this reward multiple times at the checkout • T&C's apply (see main description)

£50 or more

478 of 1000 claimed

£50 = 5 entries to win our apartment

This gives you five entry tickets into the prize draw to win our apartment • You can purchase this reward multiple times at the checkout • T&C's apply (see main description)

£50 or more

4 of 500 claimed

£50 sponsor a light in the ancient Caves

Give the Gift of Light Sponsor a light In the Caves. Each £50 pledge will enable us to put one light in the Caves and be sponsored for one year with your name on it. Plus one ticket to the Apartment Draw.

£100 or more

£100 voucher plus entry to Prize Draw

£100 gives you a £50 voucher to spend anywhere at Stump Cross Caverns and 7 entries to the prize draw to the Apartment

£100 or more

£100 voucher and prize draw deal

£100 pledge would get you £120 voucher to spend at Stump Cross Caverns anywhere on site. With one entry to the Apartment Prize draw

£250 or more

£20 Reward

Christmas Bonanza Each £250 pledge will get you 10 entries into the house draw and £180 voucher to spend anywhere at Stump Cross Caverns. So we have included 20% extra on the vouchers as a happy Christmas from us and thank you for your support X

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