Balloon guessing competition raises £122 for March carnival committee

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 June 2016

Linda Ellis with Lotttie the dog at the Ellis Winters & Co stand

Linda Ellis with Lotttie the dog at the Ellis Winters & Co stand

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Two estate agents and a dog named Lottie raised £122 by blowing up 288 balloons at March Summer Festival.

Christine Sandford, right, collects her £100 prize cheque from Linda Ellis at Ellis Winters & Co office in MarchChristine Sandford, right, collects her £100 prize cheque from Linda Ellis at Ellis Winters & Co office in March

The Ellis Winters & Co team got into the carnival spirit at the event, held earlier this month in West End Park, to raise funds for the carnival committee.

Mike Ellis, director of Ellis Winters & Co, said: “Three of us – including my dog Lottie – spent the morning blowing up the balloons and packing them into two of our company cars.

“We then invited festival goers to guess the number of balloons to be in with a chance of winning £100 for the closest answer.

“We received guesses ranging from 22 to 999!

“Christine Sandford, who pinched £1 from her husband to have a go, was the lucky winner and our stall raised £122 which we will give to the carnival committee to help with future events in the town.”


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