Scrap metal dealer awards first £1,000 cheque in its Spring Madness campaign
If you ever wanted proof that karma exists, ‘Spring Madness’ winner David Dolman is your man. The former mechanic spent most of his working life rescuing stricken motorists as an RAC patrolman. Yet it was David’s own clapped out old banger that finally led to his first ever slice of prize-winning luck.
The 58-year-old Flixton resident was picked out of a hat to win the first £1,000 prize of J Davidson’s amazing 10-week ‘Spring Madness’ campaign.
Spring Madness winner David Dolman, left, receives his £1,000 cheque from J Davidson director Carron Davidson and Key 103 presenter Darren ProctorThe region’s premier scrap metal dealer will be giving away £1,000 each week until Friday, May 13. Any customer who scraps a car with J Davidson before Thursday, May 12, will be entered into a free prize draw.
So why not chance your arm and see if you can join David to enjoy a spring that you won’t forget?
“I’m absolutely made up,” says David.
“I’ve used J Davidson a couple of times before and they had given me a good price each time, but never anything like this.
“When they came to pick my car up they asked me if I wanted to put my name down for a free prize draw. I never thought anything of it; I’d never won anything in my life before.
“Then, one day last week, I got a phone call to say I had won £1,000. I was absolutely bowled over!”
David decided to take early retirement at the start of March on medical grounds. He had hoped to spend his spare time doing up an old banger that he had bought, but reluctantly decided that it was beyond repair.
“I left it too long to start work on the old car,” says David.
Spring Madness winner David Dolman, left, receives his £1,000 cheque from J Davidson director Carron Davidson and Key 103 presenter Darren Proctor“It had gotten into such a bad state that I decided to just get rid of it. J Davidson gave me a great price and then I end up winning a grand. What a great result and a great start to my retirement!”
Company director Carron Davidson and Key 103 presenter Darren Proctor handed over the cheque to David this week. And director Jamie Davidson is looking forward to meeting more lucky winners before the Spring Madness campaign is through.
“We thought by giving a grand away each week we would encourage people to responsibly dispose of their old banger that might be cluttering their drive or the roadside,” says Jamie.
“It’s our way of giving something back to the local man in the street. We do try and help the local community and usually sponsor sports teams and sporting individuals. We thought this was a bit different.”
J Davidson, which is based in Viaduct Road in Broadheath, Altrincham, is one of the region’s largest and longest established scrap metal dealers, servicing industrial, commercial and the general public sectors.
With almost 40 years experience in the scrap metal industry, the company’s knowledge, staff, equipment, policies and levels of service are what set it apart from the competition.