The third winner of CashUnity, Mrs Michelle Gerchen from West Moors has decided to put her £1,000 prize towards a family holiday.
There were a few tense moments after Michelle was told she had won the March draw because she thought she had lost her receipt, but as luck would have it, she had pinned it safely to the entry card after entering online.
Michelle has lived in West Moors for three years and shops regularly in the village. She entered at two participating traders, Webb’s Butchers and Profile 2000, increasing her chances and it was the Webb’s Butchers spend that was drawn as the winner by the Mayor of Christchurch, Cllr John Lofts.
“This is the beauty of CashUnity,” explains director Ben Pulford, who devised the initiative. “People can enter as many times as they like during the month, although terms and conditions do apply so visit our website to find out the restrictions.”
Michelle arrived to collect her cheque with a very excited 9-year-old son Finlay. He is looking forward to Mum spending a bit of money on him and his 14-year-old brother Oliver. The family, including Dad Gary, will be jetting off on a holiday,”Somewhere hot!” said Michelle.
She was bowled over with her prize. “I’ve never won anything before and was very surprised,” she said.
“I shop at Webb’s Butchers because the meat tastes so much better than it does from the supermarket.” She is a very satisfied shopper, especially now she has won £1,000 for supporting her local businesses.
Alex Webb added, “CashUnity is going very well. We have given out a lot of entry cards and were very chuffed to hear the winner had shopped with us.”
Alex wants to hold a barbecue when the June draw is carried out in West Moors. This will be in early July, so watch this space for more details.