The 13th Annual Trolley Dash of Wednesfield Rotary Club saw RotarianÂ Jonathan Nock, a former President of the Club, sell his ex-wife, Sheila Nock, ofÂ Pensnett, the winning ticket.
13 proved to be lucky for Sheila when her winningÂ ticket bagged the prize of a 3 minute dash around Sainsburyâ€™s Wednesfield storeÂ with a trolley.
Sheila nominated her brother Mike and his partner Viv to do the winning runÂ on her behalf last Sunday and they managed to stash goods to the value of Â£310.83Â into two trolleys before time ran out. Sheila was delighted at the result of the DashÂ saying: â€œI was amazed when I was told that I had the winning ticket in the draw asÂ I do not normally win anything!â€
Lawrence Wallace, President of Wednesfield Rotary Club said: â€œWe areÂ delighted that Sheila was able to obtain such good value for the prize. The threeÂ minutes we allow is more than most draws of this nature and as it is the only prizeÂ we like to give good value. It does show what can be achieved if the winnerÂ does their homework!
“We are very appreciative of Steve Smith, Sainsburyâ€™s StoreÂ Manager, for allowing us to sell tickets in store for the thirteenth successive yearÂ and this year we managed to produce ticket sales of Â£1778.00. The beneficiaries ofÂ the draw will be Compton Hospice and The Childrensâ€™ Ward at New Cross Hospital,Â in addition we also propose to send a young man from Heath Park School onÂ Leadership courses in the summer. Other local causes will also benefit.”
Steve Smith of Sainsburyâ€™s said, â€œWe are delighted to be associated with TheÂ Rotary Club in this venture as we know that they will put the money raised to goodÂ use for the benefit of the local community which agrees with the companyâ€™sÂ objectives when allowing charities to collect in store.â€
The picture which shows, from l â€“r, Mike Whitehouse, Lynn Ryan (PR AmbassadorÂ for Sainsburys), Sheila Nock, Viv Thomas and Rev Lawrence Wallace (President ofÂ Wednesfield Rotary Club).