Hapton mum wins £500 Christmas spending boost

Davra Thorpe with her son Tobyn (s)
Davra Thorpe with her son Tobyn (s)

A Hapton woman is celebrating after scooping a £500 shopping spree prize in a Burnley Express competition.

And kind-hearted Davra Thorpe used the cash, to spend at The Mall, in Blackburn, to help give her brother-in-law, who is battling cancer, and his family a Christmas to remember.

Davra, who lives with her husband and son Tobyn, in Manchester Road, bought Christmas gifts for Paul Bridges, who lives in Sheffield, his wife and children.

She then planned to spend any money she had left over in the January sales.

“I was really surprised when I found out I’d won because I wasn’t sure if my entry was going to get there on time,” she said.