Bianca wins new car and donates money to African orphans

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A gym member who won a car competition has donated the money she would have bought the car with to buy three cows for an orphanage in Tanzania.

Bianca Carr, a 33-year-old member of Horizon Leisure Centre, Waterlooville, collect her new Hyundai i10 after winning the gym’s competition.

To win the car, supplied by Richmond Hyundai Portsmouth, platinum members had to get as many friends and family as possible to join the gym by January 31.

All members who entered the competition tried extremely hard to win the new car.

The leader board was very competitive towards the end of the competition, with members trying extra hard to persuade their friends and family to join.

Mrs Carr managed to sign up an impressive 13 new members to Horizon, including her husband and her husband’s parents.

She said: ‘I am so happy to have won the Hyundai i10.

‘My husband and I share a car at the moment, which can be difficult at times.

‘He has to cycle to work from Emsworth to Portsmouth and he isn’t enjoying it this winter.’

‘We decided we needed to get a second car and so have been saving up for a new car and had so far managed to save £3,000.’

She said that because she felt so lucky to have won the car, she has spent the £3,000 that she had saved to support an orphanage in Tanzania, by buying three milk cows.

It now means the children that live there will have fresh milk.

Carl Shear, the operations manager at Horizon said: ‘Bianca is not only a well-deserved winner with great competitive spirit getting all her family and friends involved, but also has a huge heart for donating her savings to Tanzania.’

Mrs Carr has been a platinum member at Horizon Leisure Centres since July 2014.

Michael Nobes, the managing director at Richmond Hyundai in Portsmouth, said: ‘We were more than happy to support Horizon after we heard about this great competition.

‘We hope Bianca enjoys her new i10 and five-year warranty.’