Emma’s holiday home win is a real life-changer

Winning smiles all round. In front of the prize holiday home are (left to right) park sales adviser Michael Edwards, Emma Spagnola and son Mason, son Jack Spagnola, husband Michael Spagnola holding son Bastian, and park mascot Loopy

Winning smiles all round. In front of the prize holiday home are (left to right) park sales adviser Michael Edwards, Emma Spagnola and son Mason, son Jack Spagnola, husband Michael Spagnola holding son Bastian, and park mascot Loopy

After visiting the same Suffolk holiday park for over 30 years, a North Norfolk mum has learned that she has now made her last visit there as a paying guest.

That’s because Emma Spagnola from Cromer has been named as the winner of a brand new caravan holiday home on the park in a national draw organised by Park Holidays UK.

Lucky Emma beat thousands of other entries to win the keys to a fully equipped luxury leisure home at Broadland Sands Holiday Park in Lowestoft.

With 25 Park Holidays UK parks to choose from, Emma plumped for Broadland Sands as the location for her prize because of her many happy holiday memories it holds for her.

Emma first began visiting the top-rated Lowestoft park with her parents as an 11-year-old. Her grandma later bought a caravan holiday home there which allowed even more stays.

Today, Emma and her husband Michael – who have four children – are still regular visitors, and spent their holidays last summer at Broadland Sands.

In fact, the family had already booked another holiday at the park for this May when the news came through about Emma’s fabulous win.

Similar caravan holiday homes to Emma’s prize, a two-bedroom Delta Radiant with double-glazing and central heating, sell at Broadland Sands for up to £34,995.

But her joy at winning Park Holidays UK’s annual draw goes far beyond the cash value of the home, for it will also represent a life-changing experience for the family.

Emma’s three-year-old son Mason has been diagnosed with autism which means, she says, that he craves routine and consistency in his life.

Her new caravan holiday home will help bring this about by allowing the family to make regular visits to a holiday park from which Mason already gets great pleasure.

More than that, says Emma, Mason has fallen in love with the park’s mascot Loopy, and can now look forward to repeated get-togethers with his new pal!

Another bonus is that her 13-year-old son (name) is a keen go-karting fan and makes frequent visits to a karting centre based near Broadland Sands.

Emma will also be inviting her mum and dad to make use of the caravan holiday home, and says they are looking forward to reliving their fond recollections of the park.

Emma and her husband Michael – who is a support worker with autistic adults – say the prize really is like a dream coming true:

“We’ve always imagined how great it would be to own a holiday caravan at Broadland Sands, but having never won anything before I didn’t really think we stood much of a chance,” said Emma.

“I was absolutely flabbergasted when the letter from Park Holidays UK came through, and we haven’t stopped celebrating since!

“We lead a very busy family life, and this prize will now give us the chance to catch our breath whenever we want – and to create some amazing memories for everyone!” she added.

More information about Broadland Sands and the other 24 seaside parks operated by Park Holidays UK can be found on the company’s website at www.ParkHolidays.com

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