Local Pensioner Wins Brand New Car

A local pensioner has been announced as the winner of a brand new Volkswagen Polo worth over £15K at Simpsons Garden Centre in Inverness.

Mr Henry Staines entry was drawn from all the entries received following the launch of the giveaway in June to win the car, customers had up until mid-October to enter, when the award winning garden centre launched their Christmas Shop.

It was certainly Christmas come early for 87 year old Henry Staines, as his entry was drawn out from the thousands of forms posted in store. Mr Staines commented: “I never win anything, so this was a big surprise. I must have entered a dozen times”.

“I visit Simpsons restaurant on a regular basis for a cup of tea, a cake and a read of the local papers which the restaurant always has available.”

The car, which enjoyed a summer tour of the Highlands be-decked top to bottom with garden themed graphics, was certainly hard to miss and brought a smile to the many people who spotted it out on the road and outside the garden centre.  

Siobhan MacBean commented: “As the destination garden centre for the Highlands, we were overwhelmed by the response we had for the car giveaway. We had entries from across the Highlands, Islands and nationwide!

“We are absolutely delighted for our winner Mr Staines, it’s lovely to hear his story of why he visits and how much he enjoys our restaurant. As a local and Highland destination garden centre, Simpsons has something for everyone. Whether it’s a trip to our restaurant or a visit to our excellent outdoor plant area”.