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Oakridge mum wins a new top-of-the-range car
A NEW mum had an unexpected early Christmas present when she was presented with a £50,000 luxury car.
Alison Budge, of Upton Crescent, Oakridge, Basingstoke, was handed the keys to a top-of-the-range Range Rover Sport after playing an online competition run by airport competitions company Best of the Best.
The 24-year-old was speechless when she was surprised with the presentation of the new 4x4.
The mum of one, who gave birth to son Archie in June said: “"I just couldn't believe it was happening.
“You always think about the people who win this kind of thing, how lucky they must be, and now I know. It has just left me speechless. I love that they surprised me with it.
“It was so much better than just hearing in a phone call and just felt like the most amazing Christmas present all round."
Alison, who married her husband Richard, a chef, last year, said that just a week before her win, she had been to look in a car dealership after a light on her car was smashed.
She said: “It makes you think and just to dream we went to look at the dealership because I just wanted to have a car Archie would be safe in.
“But we couldn't afford it and I always believe in having what you can afford. And then this happens. It is just unbelievable."
Best of the Best managing director William Hindmarch presented Alison with the car.
He said: “Telling people they have won and handing over the keys to their dream car is the best part of my job.
“The fact that Alison and Richard were window-shopping for a car a week before she played the game makes it even more amazing.”