LOCAL COMPETITION WINNER SHARES DOUBLE GOOD FORTUNE
We’ve all been there, you see a competition with a grand prize and think it can never happen to you…but what if it could?
Local resident Alan Williams, of Queen Mary’s Close in Fleet Hampshire, is proof that it can actually happen – twice! Alan explains how it all began:
“My story is quite interesting. A good friend of mine has had a split screen campervan since we were teenagers. When we were out buying mini metros, he was buying a campervan, we all thought he was mad!” Over time though, Alan began to change his mind when he saw that the value of his camper kept on increasing over years, alongside the wonderful memories his friend made spending time with his family. This inspired Alan to buy one of his own. “I’d been looking to buy a split screen for years and then came across the most perfect original you have ever seen!”
The chance purchase was to set off a chain of events, as it transpired that the owner of the vehicle had actually won it in a competition – and that’s where the story really begins. Inspired by the good fortune of the campervan owner, Alan decided to have a go at winning himself.
“I’d never even heard of Aspire Competitions, so I entered the following week to try it out and ended up winning a Lambretta SX200 replica!”
Below: Alan Williams with his competition win, a brand new Lambretta.
But the story doesn’t end there. Two months later Alan saw a brand new campervan up for grabs and decided to try his luck a second time…
Alan: “I thought I’d had my luck and then saw the modern camper and thought, what a beautiful machine, and only went and bloody won it!”
Along with the top prize, the company running the competition, Aspire Competitions, were offering a £500 charity donation. Given the current situation, it was decided that this would go to Ukraine and after hearing this, Alan made a very generous donation of his own, matching the Ukraine donation out of his own pocket. The snowball effect continued as Alan’s employer, hearing of his generosity, also decided to match the previous £500 donations and with the UK government doing the same, the overall total reached a whopping £2000!
Below: The campervan that Alan won in the competition.
When thanked for his most generous contribution, Alan replied “It seems minuscule in comparison to what the people of Ukraine are going through”.
As Lauren Gray, PR and Events Manager of Aspire Competitions says, “You just have to be in it to win it!”.
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