Southampton car owners win £2,000 worth of car parts
Five lucky Southampton motorists have won £2,000 worth of free car parts in a national competition by GSF Car Parts.
£1,000 winner, John Wooldridge has said that he’ll be using his prize to help keep his car on the road so that he can take his children to their hospital appointments.
Mr Wooldridge’s 15-year-old suffers with autism and his four-year-old has been diagnosed with ADHD.
He said: “Having two disabled children makes it very difficult to afford repairs on our family car.
“Now, the money I have been saving to get the repair work done can go towards a day out for my kids.”
The list of items he won included tail and fog lights, a gearbox mount, oil filter and engine oil.
Also selected as a winner is Matt Bennett-Sime, who has been awarded with £250 worth of parts.
Diagnosed with portal vein thrombosis, Mr Bennett-Sime and is being kept alive by his medication.
Since his diagnosis he has thrown himself into the restoration of five classic cars.
He said: “I’m going to spend the money getting my VW Camper back on the road, as it’s the reason that I met my wife and it holds special memories.
“As soon as the Camper is repaired we can enjoy a holiday away in it.”
Jason Dean also received £250 worth of parts thanks to GSF Southampton, which will be spent urgently on a head gasket kit for his VW Passat.
As a chef on a passenger ferry sailing between Liverpool and Belfast, Jason has a 250-mile commute.
With his car off the road, getting to and from work has involved borrowing cars or using expensive public transport.
“My girlfriend suffers with anxiety, and struggles with leaving the house. We really need our car back so that she and my 18-month old son can get about.”
Branch manager at GSF Southampton, Lee Scott said: “On behalf of the Southampton branch, I’d like to congratulate each of the deserving winners.
“It’s been a pleasure to help them get their much-needed cars back in working order again.”
GSF Car Parts supply a full range of car parts and accessories for all makes and models.