Milton Keynes lady bags £38K caravan in competition

L-R Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director, Noel Burkett, baby Benjamin and Rachel Gurr, Robert Louden MBE, Director General The Camping and Caravanning Club.
L-R Nick Page, Swift Group Commercial Director, Noel Burkett, baby Benjamin and Rachel Gurr, Robert Louden MBE, Director General The Camping and Caravanning Club.

A Milton Keynes woman has won a New Generation Hyundai i30 plus Swift Basecamp camping crossover vehicle worth more than £38,000 in a Camping and Caravanning Club competition.

Rachael Gurr was joined by her husband and nine-week-old son Benjamin, when she collected her prize at the Birmingham NEC.

Alongside the car and caravan, the family also won a year’s free membership to the Club, plus a Club Caravan Manoeuvring Course for beginners.

Rachael, aged 32, said: “We feel like we’ve outgrown tents as a family but had never really thought about caravans.

“I want to explore the UK with my husband and I think the first place we’ll visit is the Peak District. Noel is American and we haven’t been able to travel and see that much of the UK yet – perhaps now is the time to do it.

“We would not have been able to afford to buy a caravan so winning the competition opens up a whole new way of holidaying that just would not have been an option for us. We’d like to get away for long weekends and it feels easier than staying in hotels. We’ll see if we can squeeze the dog in sometimes too!”

David Pugh, Marketing Director at Hyundai UK, said: “The New Generation i30 is a hugely popular family car that doubles as a very capable tow car too. We wish Rachael and family many happy years of driving and touring.”

Nick Page, commercial director at Swift Group, said: “Basecamp is built for adventure, and we hope Rachael and family enjoy plenty of adventures with it in the months and years to come.

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