IT was a day of lasting smiles for Virginia de la Torre Unceta.
Thanks to the EWN Virginia is now the owner of a new Dacia Sandero Ambiance car, complete with a year’s insurance.
She collected her prize in a special presentation at the Rombosol Renault showroom in Fuengirola after her number had earlier been picked to find the winner of the EWN 2017 Win-a-Car Readers’ Survey prize draw.
The prize, worth €15,000 in total, also included a fabulous meal-for-two at La Sala Banus in Marbella.
“I still can’t believe it!” Virginia said as she was handed the keys to her prize car.
“When you called on Friday I thought it was a joke and only started to believe it when I checked Facebook!”
Virginia’s number was drawn by Sala Group Chairman Ian Radford and international footballer Steven Carr in a glittering draw also attended by EWN Publisher Steven Euesden.
It was the first time an English-language newspaper in Spain has ever given a car as a prize, with this including the bonus of tax supplied by EWN Media Group in addition to one year’s insurance from Abbeygate.
“It really is wonderful,” added Virginia. “I move up and down the coast a lot to sell property and now I have my own car to use!”
An avid EWN reader, Virginia moved to the United States more than 20 years ago when she was 19, where she became fluent in English.
Since returning to Spain and to Marbella where she lives “I read the paper every week and spend quite a lot of time doing so. I therefore decided to enter the Survey Win-a-Car draw because I wanted to give my opinion.
“What a good investment those few minutes turned out to be!”
Thousands of entries were submitted in the eight weeks that the highly successful readers’ survey ran, with the information and suggestions received now being studied.
Once fully monitored some further improvements to the EWN will be introduced as the EWN Media Group, the parent company of three newspapers brands – the EWN, RTN and Sol Times, plans further expansion later in the year.