We are delighted to reveal the winners of our much-anticipated competition.
Earlier in the Year, Elddis and the Caravan and Motorhome Club announced their search for an adventurous person - or couple - to live 2018 Season to the MAX with an all new Elddis touring caravan.
From Summer 2017 to Summer 2018, the Winner will have our brand new and exclusive Elddis Avante 462 2-berth to go on the trip of a lifetime, blogging about their adventures and sharing their experience throughout the year.
Jane and Steve AKA our Avante Adventurers will be the lucky couple. Here's their story:
"Hi, we're Steve and Jane! We have both owned and been on caravan holidays for many years. The caravan Jane owns is a 1992 model (enough said) and Steve sold his.
"The Elddis Avante 462 caravan looks fabulous and would be our dream holiday home. We met last October and gel really well and feel sooo lucky to have met!"
Jane: "I am due to take retirement on 25th July after working 40 years in the education sector. I have been caravanning all my life. I would love to share with Steve the caravan sites and places I have been to over the last 40 years including sites in Switzerland, Italy, France and Austria. Steve has been to the South Coast, which I would love to go to, too."
Steve: "I retired a few years ago and was carer for my wife of 42 years, who tragically died two years ago from mesothelioma. When our children were young we spent many happy years caravanning in the UK.
"I have not been abroad for 14 years until I met Jane and I now have a new zest for life and would love to share her caravanning experiences.
"We both see this as a lifetime opportunity!"
In addition to the year-long loan of this brand new and unique Elddis touring caravan, the Caravan and Motorhome Club are adding an exciting package of Club goodies. Jane and Steve will receive:
One Year’s membership to The Caravan and Motorhome Club
Free pitches at a selection of Club Sites across the UK
European annual multi trip Motoring and Personal Red Pennant Insurance policy
DFDS Ferry crossing (Dover to Dunkirk/Calais)
30 Caravan and Motorhome Club overseas site night vouchers, PLUS a
Christmas Markets Tour with The Caravan and Motorhome Club
Rachel Moncrieff, Marketing Manager at Elddis says: "We and the Caravan and Motorhome Club think Jane and Steve's story is truly heart-warming.
"We believe they will relish every moment of their year-long Elddis caravan adventure, growing together and making some incredible memories. What better way to kick-off your Retirement than this?!
"Being an Elddis blogger can be a life-changing experience. We most recently partnered with David and Karen - our Grey Gappers - and formed an enduring friendship with them. Their 18-month motorhome trip has enticed and encouraged so many like-minded travellers to take the plunge (see their story below) and we hope Jane and Steve have an equally enriching experience!"
As you’re reading this, our latest adventurers, ‘The Grey Gappers’, are homeward-bound after an 18-month odyssey in our Elddis Encore 254 motorhome.
We loaned David and Karen, AKA 'The Grey Gappers', a brand new motorhome and they pursued their dreams, taking a 'Grown Up Gap Year'.
After a year in Spain, they have enjoyed the last 6 months motorhoming The Long Way Back, through Sardinia, Sicily, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany and Belgium. What an adventure - made possible by their Elddis motorhome!
Watch the extended feature here on the Elddis Hub: http://www.elddis.co.uk/hub/article/335/a-grown-up-gap-year