Father-of-two Kevin had never entered a local competition before, so luck was on his side on the day of the draw as the first name ‘out of the hat’ had given an incorrect answer.
Even Kevin found the competition a challenge. He said, “I entered online. One of the questions was quite hard, but I got it right.”
To the delight of Wimborne retailers, Kevin decided to share his £500 vouchers from Dorset View with seven businesses that supported the competition. He chose to spend £50 at each of the following: Fair Ground, Eight Arch Brewing, The Caravan Shop, Allendale Centre, Cricketers Arms and Salamander Cookshop with the big spend of £200 going to Bartletts of Wimborne.
There was quite a buzz at Bartletts when Ben Pulford, Dorset View’s managing director presented the vouchers to Kevin.
Sarah Wise from TWC Fairtrades said, “It was good to say ‘hello’ as the presentation brought many businesses together. It was nice that Kevin and his family chose to spend at the Fairtrade shop.”
Carl Filer from the Cricketers said, “It was great getting involved with the local community.”
And David Crossley from Salamander said, “The competition is a fantastic idea that gets people spending at more businesses and spreading the cash around the town.”
Winner, Kevin, who works with children and young people at St John’s Church, couldn’t stop smiling and said he and his wife, Rita, had already booked an appointment at Bartletts.
Jo Gleason from Bartletts added, “The competition has created an amazing community spirit and brought the businesses together. It’s handy we do the school uniform that Kevin’s family needs and we look forward to seeing them in August.”
Ben added, “Another happy winner. It was a pleasure to present Kevin with his vouchers and wonderful that so many of the winning businesses attended for the photo. We are grateful for all the support we get from local businesses. As a community focused company we our proud to be able to put money back into the communties and businesses locally”
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