Wendy Girouard of Redhill was the very worthy winner of The Ashley Centre’s Derby Experience competition and enjoyed a hair and makeover, whole new outfit courtesy of a personal shopper and a VIP visit to the Derby!
The Ashley Centre had a difficult decision to choose someone to win this competition from the many deserving entries they received, but Wendy was the unanimous winner.
Centre Manager David Beddows said: “We were looking to reward a commendable individual and when Wendy’s nomination came in the judging panel all agreed she was the most worthy recipient.”
Wendy has provided tremendous support for over 20 years on behalf of The Compassionate Friends, a charity for parents who have suffered the devastating loss of a child. She herself lost her only son but has nevertheless offered truly caring and compassionate guidance for bereaved parents. It is very demanding work as many feel suicidal and have severe difficulties in coming to terms with their awful loss. She runs a regular meeting group at her own home where parents - from a wide area - can share their experiences and feel a little bit less alone in their grief.
Wendy was taken round House of Fraser with a personal shopper to choose her outfit and accessories. On Derby Day she had her hair cut and blow dried by the staff at Regis Hair Salon before she enjoyed an Elizabeth Arden facial and makeover in House of Fraser. She was then whisked off to the races in style where she watched from the Grandstand and saw the Royal Party plus Katherine Jenkins’ breathtaking performance of The National Anthem.
The Ashley Centre Epsom run regular events and competitions..
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