Pair celebrate winning Northampton’s £500 Golden Ticket

TICKET WINNER Markie Prendiville celebrates received a cheque for �500 in the Golden Ticket giveaway
TICKET WINNER Markie Prendiville celebrates received a cheque for �500 in the Golden Ticket giveaway

The second Northampton Town Centre BID Golden Ticket Prize Draw has taken place, with two more delighted winners receiving £500 each to spend in town centre businesses.

The first winner drawn was 21-year-old Annabel Isherwood, who lives with her parents and sister in Wootton and is a final year student in Religious Studies and Politics at Lancaster University, hoping to start her teacher training next year.

“I’m very, very excited,” she said. “I picked up my Golden Ticket from the Royal & Derngate when I was with my family looking for concert tickets – we all posted one. It was surreal getting the phone call – my dad thought it was going to be about PPI!

“It will definitely go towards Christmas shopping. I’m a student so I usually have to go to the bank of mum and dad to help buy presents – they’re really pleased! There are some jewellery shops in the town centre that I really like so I think I’ll have a look in those.”

Markie Prendiville, who lives in the town centre area with his family, downloaded his Golden Ticket from the Northampton Town Centre BID website and posted it in the Grosvenor Centre. “I’m absolutely flabbergasted,” he said. “I read the article about last week’s winners in the paper but never thought it would be me this time around.

“I spoke to my wife immediately and we’re having a think about where to spend the vouchers. We have three children and the youngest turns two on Thursday so we’re going to be able to spoil them all a little bit. We live in Northampton and come into the town centre all the time for shopping or just wandering around. We love the market. And with the Christmas lights now it’s just magical.”

To enter, shoppers will need to complete a Golden Ticket entry form – available from town centre businesses and also printed in the Chronicle & Echo in the three weeks leading up to Christmas – and post it in one of the town’s five Golden Ticket post boxes. The next two winners will be announced next week.

As a reminder, gold coloured post boxes are located in the Grosvenor Centre, Market Walk, Market Square News, College Street Mews and the Royal & Derngate and will be emptied every Monday ahead of the weekly draw.

To download your Golden Ticket Prize entry form and for details and the detailed terms and conditions please visit the BID website: