Schoolgirl wins dream holiday


Kirsty Duggins, age 12, of Smith’s Wood Sports College, Solihull, came out on top in a public vote on our website for her dream holiday write up on Centre Parcs – which was based on childhood memories from her first visit as a toddler. She polled 806 votes, which was some 300 more than her nearest competitor.

An ecstatic Kirsty explains: “I am so happy to have won a holiday for my family and still can’t quite believe it. I am really looking forward to having fun doing some of the cool type of activities I wrote about.”

Proud mum Deborah Duggins says: “We are really proud of Kirsty’s achievement and thrilled that she will be whisking us away on holiday. How very lucky is it to be taken away by your 12- year-old daughter.”

Delighted dad Alan Duggins adds: “It’s brilliant news for us, of course, plus Kirsty is feeling very happy with herself too. We did think we’d be going to Centre Parcs, but she’s gone for the similar Haven Holiday Park in Burnham-On-Sea instead, so we’re off to sunny Somerset.”

Kirsty adds: “It will be really exciting as I’ll get to do awesome things I’ve always wanted to try, like aqua jetting, rock climbing and tree trekking, plus I get to take my best friend Darcy Dolaghan (also year 7 at Smith’s Wood Sports College) too.”

Everywhere Travel MD, Stephanie O’Reilly, says: “All our eight finalists really embraced the competition and the quality of their writing was very high. But Kirsty’s lovely worded piece just had a little bit more about it and she deserved to win after polling 40% of the overall votes. The Duggins family will have a fabulous time with Haven.”