A SHOPPER had the surprise of her life when a small charity donation saw her win a gold diamond ring worth more than £1,400.
Gail Harris was lost for words after being told she had scooped the piece of jewellery after winning a competition run by F Hinds, based in The Octagon shopping centre in Burton.
Mrs Harris’ name was picked out from hundreds who had entered a special prize draw as part of the centre’s annual wedding fair.
She said: “It was a lovely surprise to have won the ring.
“I always try to make charity donations wherever possible, but I hadn’t expected to win this exquisite ring in the process.
“I love the romantic concept of the trilogy ring design and what it symbolises – the past, present and future.”
Mrs Harris was handed the 9ct gold and diamond trilogy ring by bosses at the jewellery store after making a charity donation during the wedding fair.
Store bosses linked up with management at the centre to offer the ‘unique prize’ to people who dug deep and made a generous charitable gift.
A total of £300 was raised and the cash will now be diverted to support groups including The British Heart Foundation, the PDSA animal charity and the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Peter Hardingham, DTZ centre manager of The Octagon (above), said: “It’s great that F Hinds was able to raise such a fantastic amount for those very worthwhile charities and, on behalf of the centre, I would like to congratulate Gail on her win.”