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Swansea woman wins the ticket to happy Christmas

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 23, 2013



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WELL that’s Christmas sorted then!

Meet the lucky shopper who has secured £1,000 worth of Christmas goodies from city centre businesses.

Judith Draper, of Oxford Street secured he golden ticket in a special promotional competition designed to boost our city centre.

And the win has really helped make Christmas special for the mother of five and grandmother of 13 She said: “It was absolutely wonderful, just amazing.

“I went for coffee with my daughter to the Cwtch cafe in Swansea, filled the entry form in and posted it in the box and then forgot all about it.

“Then I had a call from Swansea Sound saying that I was one of the runners up.

“They rang back about half an hour later to say I has won. I was with my daughter and my granddaughter and we were just jumping up and down.”

Explaining how welcomed the win was she added: “I have got 13 grandchildren so it has really come in handy.

“There’s quite a lot of vouchers and things like an iPad, coffee machine and mobile phone.”

To enter the competition shoppers were asked to make a purchase from any participating shop in Swansea city centre, between November 16 and the December 20.

The winning draw was made on Saturday in the city centre with help from The Wave road show.

Russell Greenslade, chief executive of Swansea Bid, said: “This is the first time this has been done in the city centre so it’s fantastic we had such a great response to the Golden Ticket Promotion with thousands of entries from customers of the 50-plus city centre businesses large and small who took part. There could only be one winner who could win Christmas claiming over £1000 worth of prizes including an iPad mini, coffee machine, restaurant vouchers, Swansea Market vouchers, pampering package and a Samsung mobile phone provided by Virgin Media that was announced live in the city centre on Saturday.

“The promotion has certainly created a really festive feeling in the area with the Dickensian Christmas characters, Snow machine and live Christmas DJs all part of it.

“A big thank you to all those who took the time in entering the competition supporting the city centre businesses and also to those businesses who championed the promotion.”

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  • godisalie  |  December 23 2013, 3:54PM


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  • DAVIDSKETTY  |  December 23 2013, 3:26PM

    £1,000 to spend in Pound Shops? Gosh that is lucky. And what excatly is Dickens' connection to Swansea Mr Greenslade???

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