A Ringwood couple who won £500 for simply paying their water bill online are planning to donate some of the money to victims of the Philippines typhoon.
Pete Gritton and Gill Redmond, of Hightown, won a prize draw organised by electronic billing service MyBillsOnline.
Both are customers of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW) which provides drinking water to approximately half a million people in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Pete, a seasonal craft workshop leader at The Lantern Community in Ringwood, said the win had come as “a huge surprise.”
He added: “We’re going to donate some of the money to the Disasters Emergency Committee which is coordinating the appeal for victims of the Philippines typhoon.”
Roger Harrington, SBW’s Managing Director, said: “We feel really lucky to have another prize-winner and are very pleased that Pete and Gill are giving some of the money to the Philippines typhoon appeal.”
SBW was one of the first organisations to sign up for the electronic billing service which gives customers a more convenient way to view, manage and pay their water bills.
Full details about paying your water bill online can be found at www.sembcorpbw.co.uk
Surprise win: Richard Barton, SBW’s Customer Services Manager (left) presents a £500 cheque to Gill Redmond and Pete Gritton.