FOR one lucky winner, Christmas shopping just got a whole lot cheaper – and quicker.
Peter Miles, from Lee-on-the-Solent, has won a supermarket trolley dash in a raffle which raised nearly £1,000 for charity.
The raffle was held to raise money for Fareham-based charity The Rainbow Centre.
The Rainbow Centre helps children from all over the south who have cerebral palsy and adults who have had a stroke or are suffering from MS or Parkinson’s disease.
Tickets were sold for £1 each and the winning ticket was picked out at the Asda supermarket in Fareham by the Rainbow Centre’s co-founder Helen Somerset How.
Mrs Somerset How said: ‘It was really nice to have Mr Miles and his family there and for them to witness me draw their ticket.
‘It was a really good atmosphere. We had the Wildern Community Choir singing carols and we were selling tickets right up until the last minute.
‘I’m very grateful to Asda for being so supportive and for donating such an amazing prize.’
Mr Miles will have two minutes to fill up his trolley with groceries worth up to £200. The dash will take place next Sunday morning before the store opens.
Mr Miles said: ‘What a fantastic start to Christmas. I can’t wait to get my running shoes on and go for it.’
Children who have benefitted from the Rainbow Centre and its facilities were at the draw of the winning ticket.
Jo White, a fundraiser at The Rainbow Centre, said: ‘We’ve had a tremendous response and I’d like to thank Asda’s community champion Sharon Noble for making the dash possible.
‘The fact that Asda have donated the winner’s trolley means that the money will directly benefit users of The Rainbow Centre.’
For more information on the Rainbow Centre visit rainbowcentre.org.