Fire home couple celebrate thanks to the Donnelley Group
Posted on: 19th Dec 2012
A couple whose home was destroyed in a fire will have a Christmas to remember thanks to Northern Ireland’s largest independent new and used vehicle dealership, the Donnelly Group.
As part of the Group’s 65th anniversary, the company ran a competition to let one lucky used vehicle buyer win the ultimate ‘cash back’.
Portadown couple Noel and Mildred Jackson were chosen at random by independent adjudicators PricewaterhouseCoopers and picked up a cheque for the price they paid for their used 2011 Citroen C3 Picasso from Donnelly Bros Citroen in Dungannon.
Mildred Jackson said it came as a complete shock:
“Our phone hadn’t been working for five days and the first call we received once it was fixed was the Donnelly Group to tell us we had won the amount we paid for the car. I just couldn’t believe it.
“We lost our home in a fire due to an electric blanket so this is a lovely surprise given what we have come through. We are very grateful to all the staff at Donnellys- what a wonderful Christmas present.”
All customers who bought a used car between 31 October and 14 December 2012 were entered into the prize draw to win their money back.
Director Raymond Donnelly says they are thrilled to present the cheque to the couple as part of their anniversary celebrations:
“We wanted to give something back to all our customers who have been so loyal to us over the past 65 years.
“The Jackson family is such a worthy recipient of our anniversary prize. We are delighted to present the money to Noel and Mildred given the tough time they have had.
“The family is a regular customer of Donnellys and has bought a number of cars and vans from the Group over the years, so it’s great to be able to thank them for their custom.”
The Donnelly Group started out in 1947 when founder Peter Donnelly opened a vehicle repair and taxi business in Caledon, County Tyrone.
The company now employs 550 people and has sites situated in Ballymena, Belfast, Dungannon, Eglinton, Enniskillen and Mallusk.
For more information, visit www.donnellygroup.co.uk, Facebook or Twitter @DonnellyGroupNI.