A FACTORY worker couldn’t believe her luck after she drove home in a new sports car.
Karen Jones, 47, won a Mazda 2 1.3 TS worth almost £10,000 in Claire House Children’s Hospice’s grand car draw.
The Wallasey resident said: “Words can’t describe how I feel – my current car is like a shed and costing a fortune to run. Things like this don’t happen to me!”
Joining in the celebrations, which took place alongside a special screening of the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, was Granada TV presenter and hospice supporter Andy Bonner, who drew the lucky ticket in front of an audience of 380.
The proceeds will support ongoing nursing care at Claire House and the new Hospice to Home centre which will soon be operating in Liverpool.
Hospice chief executive Karen Wright said: ‘We are so grateful to the Mitchell Mazda Group for donating the car and it was a great opportunity for us to work with a leading dealership.
“The partnership has been a great success and helped by phenomenal volunteer effort in terms of selling tickets – little did any of us think it would achieve £45,000 in just six months.”
The car was donated by the Mitchell Group, Stanney Mill Lane, Cheshire Oaks.
Managing director Mark Mitchell said: “My team and I count it a huge privilege to have been involved in this campaign over the past six months.
“For our winner, Karen, this marks the next chapter in her motoring career as she drives away, shaken but not stirred, behind the wheel of her new Mazda 2, the World Car of the Year 2008.”