Kimberly bags early Christmas present

SHDC's Waste and Recycling Officers Dave Rodwell and Laura Simpkins is pictured presenting Kimberly with her cheque.
SHDC's Waste and Recycling Officers Dave Rodwell and Laura Simpkins is pictured presenting Kimberly with her cheque.
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A lucky Spalding woman was given an early Christmas present by becoming the latest winner of South Holland District Council’s Green Bag Lottery.

Kimberly Marlowe, of Ambassador Walk, won the £1,000 top prize and was presented with her cheque this week.

The Green Bag Lottery, which has been running since February, promotes good recycling and aims to raise awareness of its importance.

Every four weeks, ten households are randomly and secretly selected to take part.

Each one that presents recycling correctly for at least three of the four weeks is awarded £100 and they are then placed into a draw to win £1,000.

A delighted Kimberly said: “It’s surreal, I’ve never won anything before in my life!

“I got a call to say I had won £1,000 and I was screaming down the phone I was so excited and happy.

“I’ve already done all my Christmas shopping so I’ll spend the money on taking my friends and family out for a meal.”

The latest lottery saw a total of eight winners across the district, scooping £100 each.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, the council’s portfolio holder for waste management, said: “We congratulate Kimberly and thank everyone who took part in the last round.

“The Green Bag Lottery has only been running for ten months but already it is raising awareness of good recycling across the district.”

SHDC’s Waste and Recycling Officers Dave Rodwell and Laura Simpkins is pictured presenting Kimberly with her cheque.

For more information about the Green Bag Lottery visit www.greenbaglottery.co.uk