L-R Katie Dickens (Think Print), Douglas Blunden, Ben Pulford, (mags4dorset), Jayne Miles (Think Print)

L-R Katie Dickens (Think Print), Douglas Blunden, Ben Pulford, (mags4dorset), Jayne Miles (Think Print)

Christchurch man Douglas Blunden couldn’t have won CashUnity at a better time. His wife, Betty, had suffered a fall and was confined to the home when the phone call came to say he was £1,000 better off for shopping locally.

After receiving his cheque, he said he knew exactly what he would be spending the money on – find out in the next 4Dorset Magazine.

He entered CashUnity after purchasing ink cartridges at Think Print in Christchurch. Shop owner Jayne Miles has embraced the mags4dorset shop local initiative.  She said, “CashUnity is going great for us and everyone is enthusiastic about doing it. We are thrilled we’ve got a winner in Christchurch.”

She was presented with a bottle of Champagne by the director of mags4dorset who said, “CashUnity is all about participation. Think Print is doing a good job at promoting the scheme and we will be handing out a few more bottles of bubbly to the traders who give out the winning entries as an extra ‘thank you.’”

Douglas’ name was drawn from over 550 entries in the July draw by Ferndown town clerk, Vanessa Ricketts.

Anyone over 18 can enter the CashUnity free prize draw simply by looking out for the local shops displaying the CashUnity logo or poster and spending over £10 in the store on their normal shopping. Visit www.cashunity.co.uk for more details.

So far £7,000 has been given away to local people by mags4dorset since the CashUnity initiative started in January.

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