The first winner of the mags4dorset CashUnity shop local initiative was overjoyed with her £1,000 cash prize.
“I don’t usually win anything,” said Tracey Miller from Fordingbridge at the presentation on 12 February.
After having a haircut at Townhouse in Ringwood – one of the participating traders of the CashUnity scheme – Tracey’s stylist Sally gave her an entry form saying, ‘Why don’t you enter, you might win.’
Although Tracey posted off the entry, she didn’t expect to hear anything. “It came as a big surprise when the director of mags4dorset telephoned to say I had won,” she said. “I then had to find the receipt.”
On production of the receipt to verify her purchase, Tracey was handed the cash. What will she spend it on?
“It’s come at the right time because my car insurance is due, then the MOT. After that, I might then treat myself to something,” said Tracey who lives with her father. “At the moment, I just want to look at it.”
Paul Bryant of Townhouse added, “CashUnity has been hugely successful here. We’ve been handing out ever such a lot of entry forms and are delighted that one of our clients has won and we get a mention too.”
There were almost 600 entries online and by post and Tracey’s entry was drawn from these by the Mayor of Verwood Cllr Peter Richardson supported by North Dorset MP, Bob Walter in Verwood on 7 February. The next prize draw is now open for entries.
For details of CashUnity visit http://mags4dorset.co.uk/cashunity