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Janet on the road to luxury

DRIVING instructor Janet Gosling is hitting the road for a spot of pampering after scooping the top prize in the Operation Covert Christmas raffle.

Mrs Gosling, of Pembroke Way, Stourport, won a £500 holiday voucher - donated by Kidderminster's Co-op Travel - in the fund-raising draw and has chosen to take a luxury spa weekend break in Blackpool.

She has arranged it for her birthday in March when she and her husband will be treated to a range of relaxing treatments, including massages, manicures, pedicures and facials.

She said: "As a driving instructor, I spend every day in the car and so it will be a real treat to relax and be pampered."

Mrs Gosling, who runs her own driving school in the town, has her daughter to thank for her prize.

She explained: "My daughter bought the ticket because she thought I would want to support the appeal. I was a Guide Leader for 15 years, starting with the 1st Stourport group and then 1st Franche.

"Rhydd Covert is very close to my heart. We used to take Brownies up there to stay every year."

The Christmas raffle raised a total of £1,058 for our appeal and the runner-up prize of £250 in Marks & Spencer vouchers went to Gail Morris, of Malvern.

Organiser Mark Woodward, site warden at Rhydd Covert, said: "We were delighted with the result.

"We had a lot of help from a lot of people and businesses and we are very grateful to everyone who helped sell the tickets and to those who bought them.

"We are also indebted to Veldonn Printers, of Kidderminster, who printed the tickets and donated them to the appeal, and to those companies who gave us prizes worth well over £1,000."

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