Bowled over by trip of a life­time

KINGS CLIFFE

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR NEWS -

Sally Bam­ford has won the trip of a life­time to Hol­ly­wood for her and her fam­ily, cour­tesy of the glit­ter­ing neigh­bour­hood’s UK name­sake, Hol­ly­wood Bowl.

The mother of two en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion at the Mil­ton Keynes Hol­ly­wood Bowl cen­tre on a whim after one of the man­agers men­tioned that the pre­vi­ous win­ner had en­tered there last year too, de­spite the fact that the com­pe­ti­tion runs in all 58 of Hol­ly­wood Bowl’s cen­tres na­tion­wide over the six week sum­mer hol­i­days.

After stop­ping by the cen­tre for a game of bowl­ing with close friends this sum­mer, she was ap­proached about the com­pe­ti­tion.

Sally said: “The man­ager came over and told us that this was the cen­tre that the last win­ner had en­tered at, and how lucky would it be for light­en­ing to strike twice! I thought, well, you have to be in it to win it!”

“I filled in the ap­pli­ca­tion over cof­fee with a friend as the kids bowled, but I hon­estly didn’t think I had any chance of win­ning.

“When I got the phone call, I re­ally thought it couldn’t be true– it wasn’t un­til I re­ceived an email to con­firm that it re­ally be­gan to sink in.”

For Sally’s chil­dren Jack (13) and Martha (9), it will be their first visit to Los Angeles.

Sally said: “I’m so ex­cited for my kids to visit such an in­cred­i­ble part of Amer­ica with all the glitz and glam­our. They can’t wait for the theme parks, while I’m just des­per­ate for some sun­shine!”

Sally and her fam­ily will jet off dur­ing May half-term next year and be treated to re­turn flights and ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Sally Bam­ford is pic­tured col­lect­ing her prize with hus­band David and chil­dren Jack (13) and Martha (9)

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