The winner is... Mrs Blake from Rake

Christine Blake waves the Canadian flag as she plans her reuinion trip
Christine Blake waves the Canadian flag as she plans her reuinion trip

WINNING £25,000 was literally just a breeze for a lucky Rake villager.

Now Christine Blake is being flown off to the Leaning Tower of Pisa to collect her prize.

And she knows exactly what she will be doing with the cash.

She will be using it to buy a plane ticket to Canada for a visit to her children.

She was the first winner of The Breeze Radio’s debut £25,000 cash give-away.

The Breeze network consists of 15 independent stations operated by Celador Radio on various FM frequencies across the south of England.

It launched its largest cash prize competition Where in the World? two weeks ago and will be giving away a total of £100,000.

Listeners are invited to phone in and ask one single question which can only receive a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response.

If they then guess the exact place at which the cash is hidden, they win £25,000 and are sent to that location to collect it.

Christine, who cooks school dinners at Rake Primary School, won the first prize of the competition after correctly guessing the cash was hidden at the top of the iconic 
Italian tower.

“It was just amazing when I found out I had won,” said Christine, “and I already knew what I was going to do.

“I wanted to spend some of the money on a car and the rest on visiting my children in Canada.

“The Breeze have told me that I will be climbing up 296 steps to the top of the Leaning Tower to collect my prize and I 
can’t wait.”

Commercial director Mark Johnson said: “There has been a terrific response to this remarkable competition and we’re delighted to announce that we have already secured two lucky winners, who have each won £25,000.”

The competition will continue to be aired on Breeze Radio until all four lucky listeners have guessed the location of the hidden cash.

Each will win £25,000 as well as a holiday to the place it is hidden to pick up the winnings.

These destinations are all held by Barclays Bank in sealed secret location envelopes.