Celebrations were in order at the Lord Mayor’s office recently when Councillor Jean Edwards was presented with a magnum of champagne after a lucky guess.
Her lucky break came after visiting a Business Trade Fayre at Port Vale Football Ground. She didn’t expect to get anything for free, but after entering a competition to guess how many days it took to build a local leisure centre, her estimate of 252 days turned out to be spot on.
Project and cost management consultant, Faithful+Gould, undertook the quantity surveying for the leisure centre and organised the competition. Peter Jenkins, director at Faithful+Gould, presented her with the bubbly at her office, where she was delighted to receive it. The Lord Mayor then kindly pledged to donate it as the first prize in the raffle at a Cabaret Evening, held to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Charity, which include The Tunstall Special Needs Group and North Staffordshire Asperger & Autism Association.
Peter commented: “We were thrilled to have the Lord Mayor enter our competition – and we were surprised when her guess was exactly right! I’m glad to see that the champagne was used to raise money for a good cause.”
The raffle raised £233, and the total proceeds of the evening are set to be over £700.