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Man sells ex-wife a trolley full!

The winner of this year’s Wednesfield Rotary Club trolley dash managed to bag £310.83 in goods at Sainsburys!

The 13th Annual Trolley Dash of Wednesfield Rotary Club saw Rotarian Jonathan Nock, a former President of the Club, sell his ex-wife, Sheila Nock, of Pensnett, the winning ticket.

13 proved to be lucky for Sheila when her winning ticket bagged the prize of a 3 minute dash around Sainsbury’s Wednesfield store with a trolley.

Sheila nominated her brother Mike and his partner Viv to do the winning run on her behalf last Sunday and they managed to stash goods to the value of £310.83 into two trolleys before time ran out. Sheila was delighted at the result of the Dash saying: “I was amazed when I was told that I had the winning ticket in the draw as I do not normally win anything!”

Lawrence Wallace, President of Wednesfield Rotary Club said: “We are delighted that Sheila was able to obtain such good value for the prize. The three minutes we allow is more than most draws of this nature and as it is the only prize we like to give good value. It does show what can be achieved if the winner does their homework!

“We are very appreciative of Steve Smith, Sainsbury’s Store Manager, for allowing us to sell tickets in store for the thirteenth successive year and this year we managed to produce ticket sales of £1778.00. The beneficiaries of the draw will be Compton Hospice and The Childrens’ Ward at New Cross Hospital, in addition we also propose to send a young man from Heath Park School on Leadership courses in the summer. Other local causes will also benefit.”

Steve Smith of Sainsbury’s said, “We are delighted to be associated with The Rotary Club in this venture as we know that they will put the money raised to good use for the benefit of the local community which agrees with the company’s objectives when allowing charities to collect in store.”

The picture which shows, from l –r, Mike Whitehouse, Lynn Ryan (PR Ambassador for Sainsburys), Sheila Nock, Viv Thomas and Rev Lawrence Wallace (President of Wednesfield Rotary Club).

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