On the 1st May 2014, Elddis launched a one-of-a-kind competition to celebrate the Company’s 50th Anniversary.
And on 20th September, Louise Sutherland, Winner of the Elddis 50th Anniversary Legacy Competition came to the 50th Anniversary Factory Open Weekend with her family to choose their prize caravan from the entire 2015 Elddis line-up!
When Elddis launched this exciting competition, their aim was was to find a family whose life would be most transformed by winning a brand new Elddis caravan, giving the legacy of caravanning to the next generation.
Continuing the ‘Legacy’ theme, Elddis tracked down their ‘longest-serving’ Elddis owners, John and Ann Harrison and George and Anne Rickels, who each have enjoyed over four decades of Elddis caravanning.
The Harrisons and The Rickels, along with key partners in the Industry – including The Caravan Club, The Camping and Caravanning Club and Elddis’s media partners, including Haymarket and Warners – formed the 17-strong Judging Panel who independently scored the Final Fifteen applicants shortlisted.
Elddis is now delighted to announce that Louise Sutherland and sons Duncan (age 4) and Marcus (age 2) will soon be the proud owners of a brand new Elddis touring caravan.
Louise, Duncan and Marcus were invited down from their home in Ross-shire to County Durham in September and spent a weekend as VIP guests of Elddis, attending the 50th Anniversary Open Event and the Elddis celebrations with the Elddis Owners Club.
Faced with the thrilling, but somewhat daunting task of selecting their favourite model from the entire Elddis line-up, it was in fact the children who steered their Mum in the right direction.
Duncan and Marcus were, not surprisingly, enticed by the bunk beds in the Elddis Crusader Tempest EB! Mum Louise was wowed by the sheer space and specification which makes this model a real home-from-home. With the benefit of Alde central heating, flexible – and Aquaclean ® - seating and sleeping options and a sizeable end bathroom, she immediately saw just how family-friendly the Crusader is, the Tempest winning hands-down!
Louise’s Tempest is being built now at the Elddis Factory in Consett, County Durham before being transported to the north of Scotland for handover by Stewart and the team at S&D Harper in Elgin.
Special mention must go to Elddis’ many partners and suppliers whose gifts have been the icing on the cake for Louise and the boys: a Powrtouch Evolution Motormover, bespoke Legacy graphics from CGI and the promise of free nights in various wonderful locations from The Camping and Caravanning Club, The Caravan Club and Scottish Caravanner, to name just a few.
Rob Quine, Elddis MD says: “Our wish was that our Legacy Competition would reveal a person, or family, whose life would be most improved and transformed by winning one of our caravans. We believe that in Louise, Duncan and Marcus we have found our family and that our vision for a ‘Legacy’ has been truly fulfilled.”
Louise says: “We are on a high and just can’t stop smiling. Winning this prize – and we’ve never won anything before – has made our day, made our month, made our year!!”
To read Louise’s full story, click here