Christmas comes early after dazzling draw at jewellers

A couple from Pickering is celebrating after winning a 58 emerald and 10pt diamond bracelet from a jewellery shop in Helmsley.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 5:58 am
Colin and Sally Clifford were drawn as the winners.

Libby Butler Jewellers launched a competition earlier this year for the chance to win the dazzling white gold tennis bracelet, worth almost £1,200, to celebrate the current owners 10th year at the helm.

Anyone could enter the competition, either by making a purchase from the shop, or by buying a ticket for £2 – with almost £300 from the purchased tickets going to Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Colin Clifford and his wife Sally Clifford were drawn as the winners at a special Christmas shopping event.

Andy Mardle and Carolyn Frank took over Libby Butler Jewellers in June 2009.

Andy Mardle said: “We were delighted to surprise Colin and Sally with this early Christmas present.

“In fact, Sally joked that Colin could have kept it quiet and surprised her for Christmas with it!

“We are also really pleased that the competition has raised funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research and we will be passing on nearly £300 to this valuable local charity whose Helmsley committee are very proactive.

“We are grateful to all our customers, from Helmsley, Malton, Pickering, Ryedale and beyond, who have supported us in our first 10 years in business.”