Couple to donate some of their winnings to victims of the Philippines typhoon

Bournemouth Echo: Surprise win: Richard Barton, SBW's Customer Services Manager (left) presents the £500 cheque to Gill Redmond and Pete Gritton Surprise win: Richard Barton, SBW's Customer Services Manager (left) presents the £500 cheque to Gill Redmond and Pete Gritton

A RINGWOOD couple who won £500 for paying their water bill online are planning to donate some of the money to victims of the Philippines typhoon.

Pete Gritton and Gill Redmond, of Hightown, won a prize draw organised by electronic billing service MyBillsOnline.

Both are customers of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW).

Pete, a seasonal craft workshop leader at The Lantern Community in Ringwood, said the win had come as "a huge surprise".

He added: "We're going to donate some of the money to the Disasters Emergency Committee which is coordinating the appeal for victims of the Philippines typhoon.

"The rest will pay for a radio microphone to help me when I'm calling for folk band Jigfoot.

"My partner, Gill, is a cellist in the band which plays for ceilidhs, barn dances and parties.

“We are holding a ceilidh on January 4 2014 at Ringwood Waldorf School to raise money for WaterAid.

It's a public event, tickets are £8 and £5 and all are welcome."

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12:54pm Sun 22 Dec 13

elite50 says...

These people have warm hearts but the people at the other end of this disaster are a bit more, shall we say, controlling.
A lot of the relief aid has been side-tracked into whare houses run by government agencies for their own benefit.
I suggest that they be careful as to where the money that they donate ends up.
A sad but true statement.
These people have warm hearts but the people at the other end of this disaster are a bit more, shall we say, controlling. A lot of the relief aid has been side-tracked into whare houses run by government agencies for their own benefit. I suggest that they be careful as to where the money that they donate ends up. A sad but true statement. elite50

1:50pm Sun 22 Dec 13

Huey says...

They need all the money they can get in order to build some better quality homes next time a storm comes.
Living in shacks in a typhoon zone is madness.
If they need help to do this then so be it.
They need all the money they can get in order to build some better quality homes next time a storm comes. Living in shacks in a typhoon zone is madness. If they need help to do this then so be it. Huey

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