BBC Children in Need Competition Winner
Lucky winner of BBC Children in Need’s ‘text-to-win’ competition collects keys
to his all-electric Wellhouse Toyota Proace campervan worth £80,000
· Steve Sherwin, a teacher from Kent, has received the keys to the all-electric Wellhouse Toyota Proace Matino campervan (worth £80,000) he won after donating £10 in a ‘text-to-win’ competition for BBC Children In Need’s Appeal.
· The campervan prize package, which also included a year’s free insurance from Caravan Guard and VIP tickets to see Adele in concert, raised £574,030 for BBC Children In Need’s 2021 Appeal.
· Production delays caused by the pandemic and global supply chain issues meant the official handover of the campervan to the winner was not possible until now (June 2023).
· The campervan, made in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, by converter, Wellhouse Leisure is a 100% electric Toyota Proace with a 75kW battery. It sleeps four people with a luxury specification that includes: kitchen with fridge, sink and cooker; two double beds; a pop-up roof; LED mood lighting; programmable heating; a 150W solar panel; alloy wheels; sat-nav; and a lithium leisure battery. The sliding rear seat and swivelling cab seats create a cosy lounge when camping, or maximum storage when travelling.
· This is the second campervan from Wellhouse Leisure that has been offered in ‘text to win’ campervan prize package competitions for BBC Children in Need’s Appeal. They have, together, raised £1.674m.
Steve Sherwin will be able to enjoy his Wellhouse Toyota Proace Matino campervan all-year round thanks to a luxury specification that includes a kitchen with fridge, sink and gas cooker, a rear seat that unfolds to become a double bed, a pop-up roof containing another double bed, a programmable heater, plus a 150W solar panel and lithium leisure battery. Electronic gadgets can be charged using the 12v or 240v sockets and USB points, plus, for extra privacy, there’s dark tinted rear windows.
“It’s an insane prize and I know I’m very fortunate – and grateful,” said Steve Sherwin. “The idea of having the freedom to finish work on a Friday and head off in my campervan is what I’m most excited about. I’ve been lucky enough to choose my own specification, and David Elliott from Wellhouse Leisure has been sending me regular video updates of it in production, and introduced me to the active community in the Wellhouse Leisure Facebook group,” he continued.
David Elliott, CEO and founder of Wellhouse Leisure commented: “It was a pleasure to see how pleased Steve Sherwin is with his new campervan, and an honour to help the BBC Children in Need Appeal again, and to raise so much money to help those who need it most.”
Neil Menzies, Partnerships Director at Caravan Guard said: “We were delighted to support BBC Children in Need’s Appeal for a second year with a year’s free insurance cover. We’re sure that Steve will have many happy adventures in his campervan, safe in the knowledge he has cover from an award-winning insurance provider to insure his freedom.”
This is the second campervan from Wellhouse Leisure that has been offered in ‘text to win’ campervan prize package competitions for BBC Children in Need’s Appeal. They have, together, raised £1.674m.
More details of the Toyota Proace Matino by Wellhouse Leisure are available at www.wellhouseleisure.com.