Teacher chalks up new car in Lookers charity prize draw as group on course to reach Children in Need fundraising target

It was a day to remember for one North Wales teacher after she was surprised on her own doorstep with the grand prize of a brand-new car after entering a prize draw in aid of Children in Need.

It will be a day that Marian Jones, a teacher from Deeside in Clwyd, will be keen to share with her pupils after winning theLookers prize draw in aid of Children in Need.

Marian entered the motor retailer’s prize draw at Lookers Vauxhall Chester to help it raise money for the BBC charity, never expecting to be greeted on her doorstep by representatives of the group, along with Pudsey, and a £25,000 voucher for a new car.

She entered the draw by donating to the charity when she purchased her last car and is now looking forward to revisiting the dealership to choose her newest set of wheels as well as personally thank everyone involved in the draw.

She said: “I’m absolutely stunned to have won the Lookers prize draw. I was a bit taken aback when I saw Pudsey Bear on my doorstep but once I realised I had won the draw I was over the moon. As a teacher I have a great appreciation for thevital work that Children in Need do so I was more than happy to contribute to Lookers’ fund-raising appeal. I now can’t wait to visit Lookers Vauxhall again to choose my new car and thank everyone personally.”

The prize is one of two cars that Lookers have given away, with the second winner, train driver Simon Clements of Morpeth in the North East, recently surprised with his £25,000 voucher after entering the draw at Lookers Nissan Gateshead.

The prize draws form part of a huge fundraising effort at Lookers, with the group pledging to raise £600,000 for Children in Need. Fundraising is continuing thanks to customer donations and a number of planned events across its dealership network.

Mark Starling, General Manager at Chester Vauxhall, said: “I would like to congratulate both Marian and Simon for being chosen as the lucky winners of our prize draws. I’m sure when they entered the draw they weren’t expecting to be opening their door to Pudsey Bear and a £25,000 voucher for a new car. To be able to do this as part of our support for Children in Need made it all that more special as it’s a charity that has become an important part of our fund-raising activities over the past year. We look forward to welcoming Marian and Simon through our doors once again and to help them choose their new car.