Lucky Lancashire Mum Wins Car in Key103's 'Heartless Hotline'


Jane Brooks, a single mother from Bury recently became the first ever winner of Key103’s brutal call-in competition ‘Heartless Hotline’. The prize? A 2007 Toyota Yaris donated by Bury used-car dealership cartime.

On the show, Jane explained to DJ Mike Toolan that she needed a car to take her mother and father (who recently lost his sight) to hospital appointments, after her ex-boyfriend had taken back the car he’d bought her.

"I was seeing somebody and when my car broke down he bought me a replacement. We agreed that we'd sort the money for it out later. When we broke up he needed it back - I didn't mind but it's been hard being without one." said Jane, who works on the pizza counter at Asda in Radcliffe.

After laying her heartfelt story bare for all of Greater Manchester to hear, all she had to do then was hold the line for 30 seconds and hope that none of Key103’s listeners were ‘heartless’ enough to call in and steal the prize from her. In nerve-wracking moment, a caller named Dave rang in and although it initially sounded like he was about to claim the car for himself, he decided to give Jane a break and block the line instead, allowing Jane to win the Toyota.

Jane, who came with her father to collect the car said; “I’m really pleased with the car. It’s really cute and I’m really looking forward to taking my dad for a spin in it. Thanks again to cartime, Key103 and Dave of course. It was getting really difficult taking kids to school and my parents to their hospital appointments since giving my old car back, so winning the Yaris has been a lifesaver.”

cartime’s owner Matt Kay said’ “When we were asked to donate the prize, we happily obliged because the Heartless Hotline competition sounded like an interesting concept. But after hearing Jane’s story, we realised it was so much more than just a giveaway competition. Knowing that the car is going to help Jane and her family out in such a big way really does mean a lot to everyone here at cartime. We’re glad we could help.”

Notes for Editors –

  1. cartime should always be spelled with a lower case ‘c’
  2. cartime was founded by Matt Kay in 2012 and is based on Bell Lane, Bury.
  3. The ‘Heartless Hotline’ ran on Key103 from 18 – 30 April 2016

For more information, images or arrange an interview with Matt Kay, please contact Adam Robertshaw, Content Manager at K2L Marketing on adam@K2L.co.uk or 0161 848 9008

Visit: www.cartime.co.uk

Notes for Editors –

cartime should always be spelled with a lower case ‘c’cartime was founded by Matt Kay in 2012 and is based on Bell Lane, Bury.The ‘Heartless Hotline’ ran on Key103 from 18 – 30 April 2016

For more information, images or arrange an interview with Matt Kay, please contact Adam Robertshaw, Content Manager at K2L Marketing on adam@K2L.co.uk or 0161 848 9008

Visit: www.cartime.co.uk

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When we were asked to donate the prize, we happily obliged because the Heartless Hotline competition sounded like an interesting concept. But after hearing Jane’s story, we realised it was so much more than just a giveaway competition. Knowing that the car is going to help Jane and her family out in such a big way really does mean a lot to everyone here at cartime. We’re glad we could help.
Matt Kay, cartime's director
I’m really pleased with the car. It’s really cute and I’m really looking forward to taking my dad for a spin in it. Thanks again to cartime, Key103 and Dave of course. It was getting really difficult taking kids to school and my parents to their hospital appointments since giving my old car back, so winning the Yaris has been a lifesaver.
Jane Brooks