Retired couple Dawn and Chris Wilding were over the moon when they discovered they had won our huge Win Christmas competition.

Having collected our tokens over four weeks, and after hundreds of entries, our lucky winners won our huge festive bundle including a 6ft Christmas tree, mince pies, family day’s out, 3 course Christmas meal at a critically acclaimed restaurant and luxury bottles of whisky and gin to name a few. Dawn was “surprised and chuffed” she had won it, not normally one to enter competitions – this came as a nice surprise for them all.

The Wilding’s, who live in Witham, say they will be sharing the prizes with family, including son Chris who had booked the day off to make sure he could greet our very own Santa’s Little Helper as they delivered the prizes to their doorstep. “It’s such a lovely time of year to get something like this.” Son Chris says.

Dawn and Chris will be heading to their daughter’s in Maldon on Christmas Day, and no doubt they will be treating their loved ones to some of their prizes including a trip to Gullivers Theme Park, a family Christmas experience at Marsh Farm and a Christmas Eve box filled with sweet treats/board games and Christmas decorations.

Our Win Christmas competition proved a big success, and we are glad that the Wilding family will be enjoying their prizes with their loved ones.

Thanks to those who donated prizes to the competition – Colchester Zoo, Dixons Studio at The Palace, Dunelm, Fred Smith Christmas Trees, Glen Moray, Just Christmas Eve, Marsh Farm, Natural Bakes, Pinkster Gin, Princes Theatre, Spencer Lynch Salon, Towngate Theatre, Warner Bros, M&S and Zach WIlsher