A lucky local man from Sittingbourne has been surprised with a brand new car after he won a radio competition with Heart FM Kent.
Robert (pictured) was handed the keys to a brand new Volkswagen Take up! courtesy of The JCB Group, at JCB Medway in Gillingham. During the summer he had taken part in the radio station's 'Make Some Noise' campaign which aims to help small, local childrens' charities to have a voice. Listeners were asked to donate money towards the charity by texting in, which automatically entered them into a grand prize draw.
The radio station, owned by Global, had partnered with us to provide the car for the text competition which ran from August to October. It raised a whopping £21,000 for Global’s 'Make Some Noise' charity. Thanks to all those who donated, it's an amazing achievement.
Robert, who recently got a new part-time job, was thrilled to learn that he had a new set of wheels for his new commute. He said: “You don’t even think about winning the car. It was all about the donation." He added: “It’s the first time I’ve ever owned a new car. Fantastic!”
JCB Group Managing Director, Jonathan Bischoff, met Robert and Heart presenter Jonny Meah at the showroom and handed over the keys to the brand new car. Robert was obviously thrilled and delighted with his new car and we wish him many years of happy motoring.
Watch the video below to follow what happened.