Jun 27, 2013
Twins Lesley and Louise Windham are overjoyed, for
soon after buying their dream SEAT Ibizas they won a holiday to Granada in a
prize draw run by the Spanish carmaker and exclusive members travel club Secret
|Left to Right: Lesley Windham, Kevin McSkimmings, Louise Windham
The 26-year-olds both bought new Ibiza SC FR 1.2 TSI
models on the same day in May from Sunderland-based Pulman SEAT while the two-week
promotion was running. They entered the competition by leaving their details on
a postcard and were later shocked to learn they had won a weekend break to the historic
city of Granada, where they will stay in the luxurious four-star Hotel Palacio
De Santa Paula.
The duo are now very familiar with the enormous pulling
power of the SEAT brand, as each has previously owned TWO Ibizas...
And like many twins, many areas of Lesley and Louise’s
lives are almost a mirror image of each other. The pair, who live with parents
Alan and Shirley in the family home in Cramlington, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
both work as office administrators for a local manufacturing company, and both
are fanatical about equestrian sports, with each owning two horses.
When it comes to preference in colour, though, there
is a slight departure from this trend – Lesley’s Ibiza is finished in Speed
Blue, while Louise opted for Lima Green!
Louise said: “When we heard about the competition we
took the view ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it,’ then days later our dad
picked up a voicemail message and blurted out to us: “Hold your breath...you’ve
won a holiday!”
“We can’t wait for the holiday. We are flying out on
October 11, the day after our birthday. The hotel looks fantastic and for both
of us it will be our first ever holiday in Spain. The furthest we’ve been away
from the North-East is Cork in Ireland.
“As for the Ibizas, as soon as we saw them in the showroom
we thought ‘Wow! What beautiful cars!’ They are fun cars to drive with eye-catching
styling and fabulous technology.”
The Windham sisters were among 14 prize draw winners
who all ordered a new SEAT between May 11 and May 24 to qualify for entry into
the ‘win a weekend break’ competition. A different destination was on offer
each day over the fortnight giveaway, so depending on which day they bought
their car, other winners could find themselves partying in Ibiza, indulging in
the food of Andalucia, relaxing by a pool in Gran Canaria or soaking up the sun
in the Costa del Sol, among other dream locations.
Lesley Windham added: “We were already feeling on top
of the world after buying our new Ibizas. Then to hear we had won a holiday to
Spain was the icing on the cake. I suppose it would have been ironic if we had
won a break in Ibiza but we are really looking forward to taking in the sights
The twins are also looking forward to driving their
cars on holiday breaks to the Lake District and a major horse show in
The twins reserved special praise for Pulman SEAT
Client Advisor Kevin McSkimmings who sold the Ibizas to them. “Kevin and all
the staff at Pulman SEAT were spot on,” added Lesley.
Kevin said: “Lesley and Louise really know their cars
well and I am so happy they could drive away from the showroom in the SEAT
Ibizas of their dreams.”