Well, not quite – it was Anna Heath from Ringwood, but when the mother of five heard she had won £1,000 in mags4dorset’s shop local initiative, CashUnity, there were screams of delight at the end of the phone line.
She was presented with her cheque by one of mags4dorset’s directors Ben Pulford and was definitely a very happy lady.
Anna won the £1,000 prize after entering CashUnity at Tulip Crafts in Ringwood and it was a family affair when she arrived at the shop with three of her children to collect the prize. With her were Frances (30), Edward (15) and Martin (11). Hazel her eldest couldn’t be there, nor 18-year-old Peter. Margot and Steve from Tulip Crafts, as well as their son Glenn aged nine, were all included in the presentation, which was delightful.
The win couldn’t have come at a better time for Anna who said, “My washing machine has just broken and my cooker is falling apart.”
Frances said, “Mum, you must spend it on yourself,” and Anna replied, “I will, on a washing machine!”
Anna said she’d never won anything before, but Tulip Crafts encouraged her to enter and gave her an entry card with her receipt. She submitted her entry on line, so it didn’t even cost the price of a stamp – her winning spend was just £13.38.