Musician wins £1,000 prize in ticket draw

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A town centre sales assistant has scooped £1,000 in the Northampton BID’s third Golden Ticket Prize Draw, enabling the 26-year-old to treat her partner and family to a luxury Christmas.

Musician Sadie Kitson, who lives in Northampton town centre with her partner Nick Butler, had been planning a budget Christmas this year, until receiving the good news from the Northampton BID.

The sheet music buyer, who works at St Giles 
Music in Northampton town centre, said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic and still haven’t quite taken it in.

“Nick and I were going to have a £20-a-head budget Christmas, but we’re now going to spoil ourselves.

“I’ll be treating Nick to a PlayStation, something we never thought would be possible, and I’m going to get my dad something very special, but this is top secret until Christmas Day.

“Thank you to the Northampton BID.

“This promises to be a Christmas we’ll never forget,” Sadie added.

Sadie has chosen to spend some of her winnings in Buddies restaurant and town centre shops including Argos, Boots and Game.

She is now the third Northampton BID Golden Ticket winner. In week one, 47-year-old Stirling McClean scooped the prize, followed in week two by mum-of-two, Joanne Prickett, from Duston.

Sue Roberts, chairman of the Northampton Town Centre BID, said: “We are delighted that Sadie’s Christmas can now be transformed from budget to luxury and it’s wonderful to be giving back to someone who works at one of our independent town centre shops.

“We have £1,000 more to award in our final draw, which will take place on Christmas Eve.

“And we are delighted that all winners are spending their prize money right here in Northampton, helping us to support the businesses in our town centre,” Mrs Roberts added.

To be in with a chance of winning the Christmas Eve draw, shoppers are being asked to complete a postcard sized entry form – which are displayed and distributed at many town centre outlets – and then post entries into one of six gold coloured post boxes dotted around the town centre.

Post boxes are placed inside the Grosvenor Centre, Market Walk, Market Square News in Abington Street, the Museum and Art Gallery, and Royal & Derngate theatre box office.


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