FOR the first Made in Bury £2,000 draw of November the winner was Vicki Jones.

She is the director for Footlights Theatre in Bury, with lucky ticket number 21875, joining in May 2020.

When Leanne called Vicki and told her where she was from and explained it was Wednesday, she gasped with excitement before asking if she had actually won.

Vicki moved to Bury from Manchester around 10 years ago and fell in love with the place. She said there’s a great community spirit and people in Bury really help each other out, one reason why she supports the draw.

She started Footlights in 2019, just before the pandemic. Times have been hard for the entertainment industry and it’s great to hear Vicki’s stage school has grown. They offer classes stage school classes for three to 18-year-olds and acting classes in Tottington from the age of six. Vicki is offering free trials for children at the moment, if you’d like more information e-mail or call Vicki on 07956 771041.

Vicki is hoping to put the £2,000 towards a holiday as she hasn’t been away for a few years.

It was the third week of the ‘Winning Weeks of Christmas’ campaign, sponsored by Best Western Bolholt Hotel. The team was offering a stay for two, including dinner and breakfast in an executive suite, plus a bottle of wine.

The winner was Gillian Samuels, with ticket number 21145. Gillian is currently on maternity leave and due to go back to work at Bury Council next year, She has worked for them for eight years.

She was delighted she’d won the amazing prize offered by the Bolholt Hotel and plans to take her husband on the break.