18th December, 2015
This festive season, we're asking customers, ‘What do you want for Christmas?’
In a repeat of last year’s Christmas Wish competition, we're asking customers to fill in special postcards at our restaurants in Lincoln, Ruskington and Sleaford to make their Christmas wish known. We're then going to grant a wish for the best entry to the value of up to £250!
Lincoln's Donna Tweedale says: “Our 2014 Christmas Wish competition attracted so many entries and a real variety of wishes. We welcome people of all ages to tell us what they want for Christmas. Who knows what wishes could come true this Christmas?”
Last year’s competition was really special and enabled 91-year-old war veteran Arthur Harrison from Lincoln to fly to Norway to visit the grave of his brother who was killed in action in the Second World War. Private Edward ‘Ted’ Harrison of the 4th Battalion of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment died near Steinkjer on 22nd April 1940, aged 21. He was buried at Trondheim Stavne Cemetery.
Arthur was joined on the trip by his son-in-law Trevor Fox and grandson Robert Crosbie. The trip to Norway in May 2015 was organised and funded in total by us.
Donna added: “We received nearly 400 wishes last year, but Arthur’s wish really moved us. We had set the prize limit as £250 towards fulfilling a wish, but when we chose Arthur’s wish we wanted to fund whatever it would cost to help him visit where his brother is buried.”
The competition is open now and closes on Sunday 3rd January 2016. The winning entry will be chosen and announced on Friday 8th January 2016.