Couple to donate some of their winnings to victims of the Philippines typhoon (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Couple to donate some of their winnings to victims of the Philippines typhoon
12:00pm Sunday 22nd December 2013 in News
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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