In 2010 NYAS was left a title in a legacy - the Lordship Melling. This covers an area near Aintree Racecourse. The title has to remain with the charity but from time to time we lease it to the winner of a raffle prize to help fundraise for the work we do with vulnerable children and young people. Well, in 2017 the owner of Melling Manor – an unrelated property in Kirby Lonsdale - organised a raffle of his tastefully restored Manor House, a property worth over £650,000. NYAS contacted the owner and the title Lordship Melling was awarded to the winner of the raffle as an additional prize. The raffle organiser, Dunstan Low, donated £10,000 to NYAS.
The raffle was such a success that Dunstan is now exploring further house raffles with a regular contribution to participating charities. Even eight years later this legacy gift is still paying dividends and helping to change the lives of young people.