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Barbara scoops top prize

PUBLISHED: 03:20 09 March 2002 | UPDATED: 11:30 03 March 2010

WHEN retired doctor Barbara Grafton entered a competition as a favour for a friend she scooped the top prize of a relaxing French holiday.

But she decided that the holiday on a campsite, aimed at families was totally unsuitable for her and now it is up for grabs to the highest bidder.

WHEN retired doctor Barbara Grafton entered a competition as a favour for a friend she scooped the top prize of a relaxing French holiday.

But she decided that the holiday on a campsite, aimed at families was totally unsuitable for her and now it is up for grabs to the highest bidder.

However, so far no-one has put in a bid and with the deadline looming on March 12, time is running out to enter.

Dr Grafton, from Cumberland Street, Woodbridge entered the competition, run by the Kyson Community Association, for their Christmas appeal.

She won the first prize, donated by travel company French Life, which was a holiday for up to six people including ferry crossings to one of 15 caravan sites across France.

Accommodation in either a chalet or a tent was provided.

Dr Grafton said that town councillor Fred Reynolds, who is also a member of the Kyson Community Association, was helping her with her computer.

She said: "I tried to give him some money and he said would I buy some raffle tickets instead.

"(The prize) was totally inappropriate for me because I am a pensioner and I don't really want to go camping."

However, Dr Grafton decided to give someone else the chance of the holiday at the same time as raising more money for a worthy cause.

Although the prize pays for up to six people it is possible for more people to go, although they would have to be paid for.

Anyone who wants to be in with the chance of winning the holiday should put their bids in a sealed envelope with their name and address and send it to Town Mayor, Les Binns, Shire Hall, Market Hill, Woodbridge.

The deadline is by noon on March 12 and the draw will take place in public at the Shire Hall at 6.45pm on the same day.


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