Delight for £5,000 competition winner

THE winner of our competition, which featured £5,000-worth of prizes, said the bumper haul she received had “made her year”.

Jennifer Stuart, of Belsize Road, West Worthing, said she “couldn’t believe it” when she found out she had won the amazing set of prizes, including annual membership at Goodwood, a trip to France, a make-over, and other top goodies.

Jennifer, 48, said she liked the fact the prize was not just in money, as it meant she could enjoy the goods, rather than use her winnings to pay for bills or other household expenses.

She said: “I think it’s better than winning the money because you’re going to use these things.

“It’s nice to have the gifts – you get a lot of enjoyment from them.”

Jennifer, pictured right, collected her prizes at the Chichester Observer office just before Christmas, and said the experience had been the perfect way to start 2012. “It was fantastic,” she added.