Winner: Win a Care Package for a family member or friend at University

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the recent giveaway of the Care Package (worth £250) courtesy of  senditnow.com. Such heartwarming and considered comments about how people wanted to win and why really did leave me feeling that this country is lucky to have such passionate students studying in its universities.

But, there can only be one winner and I have chosen:

I would love to Nominate my brother matthew who started university last year. This was such a huge moment for him. When he was younger he went through years of bullying and Prejudice at school and outside of school due to his Autism. He is highly sensitive so took it all to heart and ended up becoming a recluse. He was home schooled and kind of lost touch weith the outside world. He thought that people outside would laugh at him and bully him. When i gave birth to my daughter, Matthew instantly bonded with her and when it came to her first birthday, we had a party for her in local community centre. Even though it meant him having to go out matthew was determined not to miss his nieces birthday and from that day when he took that step outside the front door its like he has becomed renewed with lots more energy and confidence. He finished his GCSEs and went on to do A levels and is now studying Earth Sciences at university. He has overcome so much and we are all so proud of him.
— Sarah Price

A lack of confidence is something that my own daughter has suffered with, and though it's starting to improve slowly as she gets older I do know just how shyness and a lack of self confidence, for any reason, can hold someone back from not just reaching their potential but actually enjoying life.

Congratulations to Sarah for winning and for Matthew for having a thoughtful sister!

A reminder, the Care Package contains:

  • Set of essential student kitchenware (see here for details)
  • Hungry Student set of cookery books, one general, one baking and one vegetarian
  • Rail travel vouchers
  • Cinema vouchers
  • Just Eat or Dominos vouchers 
  • Reed Diffuser 
  • Plug multi adapter
  • Multi-vitamins
  • Tissues
  • First Aid Kit
  • Hot Water Bottle
  • Dry Shampoo GIFT SET
  • Photo frame
  • Laundry bag 

Thanks to all who entered and to Send It Now for providing such a comforting prize.