29 May 2013

Summer Loyalty Winner 2012 Returns from Dream Trip!

Every year Newcross offers employees the chance to win a holiday of a lifetime simply by working over the summer months. In 2012, Jasmine Rushton from Taunton was the one lucky winner drawn from 326 hard working Newcross employees who qualified for the Summer Loyalty Scheme.

Stephen Pattrick, CEO, said, "Our clients rely on us to provide excellent quality care, including continuity of staff where possible, throughout the year, which is why we offer a dream holiday draw every year for all staff who show their commitment to our clients during the summer months".

The dream holiday prize was an all-expenses paid cruise for 2 people around the Mediterranean. While Jasmine was surprised and delighted to have won, the prize wasn't ideally suited to her as she wanted to go on holiday with her dog. She has always wanted to go camping on the Isle of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland, so the prize was substituted to help fulfill a lifelong dream.

Jasmine said, "It's something I've always wanted to do. The Isle of Harris is a beautiful place and there is so much history there. I went on lots of walks with my dog and one day I even saw a golden eagle!"

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The yurt at Lickisto on the Isle of Harris

Jasmine stayed at Lickisto campsite in a yurt, complete with her own wood burner and camping stove. The wood burner was definitely an essential part of the holiday as it snowed on one of the days!

Winning the draw was a complete surprise to Jasmine, and even more of a surprise was to be able to go exactly where she wanted to. "For me it was a spiritual thing; to experience a totally different way of life, away from everyday normality and pressures. I've always wanted to go there, and to take my dog with me was wonderful! Thank you for such an amazing time, I didn't want to come back."

This year's Summer Loyalty Scheme will be running from mid-July onward - stay tuned for more information.