Fam­ily look for­ward to trip af­ter mum’s win

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A five-year-old boy from Ash­ford was de­lighted to be get­ting his driv­ing li­cence this week.

Lit­tle Cal­lum Ballard was ec­static when his mum, Liz, won a kmfm com­pe­ti­tion worth £1,000 and whisked her fam­ily of four off to LE­GOLAND to cel­e­brate.

Car dealer Hid­sons is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th an­niver­sary and stumped up the cash for peo­ple to win through the com­pe­ti­tion.

Liz was one of the fi­nal­ists in­vited along to Hemp­stead Val­ley Shop­ping Cen­tre for the cli­max of the com­pe­ti­tion which then in­volved the fi­nal three in a nail-bit­ing con­clu­sion.

She was an­nounced as the win­ner to the de­light of hus­band Andy along with Cal­lum and big sis­ter Libby, 10.

A large por­tion of the money is also be­ing do­nated to Ocean Ward in Southamp­ton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, where Liz’s eight­month-old niece, Har­ley, has un­der­gone two op­er­a­tions for con­gen­i­tal heart de­fect.

The 42-year-old, of The Street, Ken­ning­ton, said: “The kids are so happy. We’re hav­ing a stay­ca­tion this year and they’ve wanted to go to LE­GOLAND for a long time but it’s so ex­pen­sive.

“Cal­lum is re­ally ex­cited to get his ‘driv­ing li­cence’ [on the mini cars at the at­trac­tion] and Libby is look­ing for­ward to the wa­ter rides.

“As well as do­nat­ing di­rectly to Ocean Ward, some of the money will be put into or­gan­is­ing more fundrais­ers, and we’re hop­ing to put a lit­tle to­wards a hol­i­day next year too.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3330526

The Ballard fam­ily won a trip to LE­GOLAND through a kmfm com­pe­ti­tion

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