Two-Jags girl set up for life
JUST who was the love-struck schoolboy who sent a Valentine's Card that set an Ipswich girl up for life?Mystery still surrounds the identity of the boy whose love message ultimately scooped 11-year-old Kierah Calver not one, but two £55,350 Jaguars convertibles…and she can't even drive.
JUST who was the love-struck schoolboy who sent a Valentine's Card that set an Ipswich girl up for life?
Mystery still surrounds the identity of the boy whose love message ultimately scooped 11-year-old Kierah Calver not one, but two £55,350 Jaguars convertibles…and she can't even drive.
Today Keirah's mother, Traci, spoke for the first time saying the gesture will secure her daughter's future.
"It was such a surprise," said single mum Traci, who has lived in Ipswich all her life.
"We couldn't believe something like this could happen to us. I have never won anything in my life and nor has Keirah."
The sender – who drew a heart on the back of the envelope so it would be entered in the Royal Mail prize draw – has never revealed his identity.
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Under the rules of the competition it is her mum, Traci, who will receive the two cars because Keirah is only 11 years of age.
As yet Traci is undecided what to do about the win.
But it looks like she will sell the two Jaguar XK8's which have a top speed of 155 mph.
"The cars are with Jaguar dealers at the moment and I still haven't made up my mind what to do," said Traci.
"I am thinking of perhaps selling them and getting a family car which is more appropriate for me and the two children. But the main thing is securing Keirah's future.
"It is nice to have some stability, because I haven't got any savings of my own.
I am not sure what to do but as long as I get my two kids through school and nursery."
One thing's for sure Traci is adamant the family won't be moving from their current home.
Instead she considering buying the house they are in with remainder of the money to be put in a trust fund for Chantry High School pupil Keirah.
The win couldn't have come at a better time because Traci was having financial problems.
Her old car was also damaged in an accident the week of the win and now she is thinking of giving old vehicle to a friend.
"The card was anonymous," said the 30-year-old Traci of Talmash Gardens. "They never showed themselves. But we think that maybe whoever sent it already has a girlfriend."
Keirah's card was picked at random from more than 12 million items of mail around the country for the top prize.