Lucky resident wins big in the Discover Ilkley prize draw


Discover Ilkley prize draw, L-R, Helen Rhodes, Claire King, Jos Mountcastle

One Ilkley resident is celebrating after winning a fantastic bundle of prizes in the Discover Ilkley New Year Prize Draw organised by Ilkley BID.


The lucky recipient, Claire King, had her name drawn at random from more than 130 entries into the prize draw which was open to everyone who downloaded the Discover Ilkley app before 31 December 2021.


By downloading the app, Ilkley residents and visitors were able to participate in a festive augmented reality trail around the town centre over the Christmas period and combine their Christmas shopping with an enjoyable and interactive tour of the town. Those who downloaded the app and enjoyed the fun festive experience were automatically entered into the draw.


Claire, a nurse at Airedale Hospital, was presented with her prize bundle by Helen Rhodes and Jos Mountcastle from the Ilkley BID team. The prizes, worth over £200, were kindly donated by local businesses, including a £30 Voucher to spend at the Fitting Room, a 3-month membership for Anytime Fitness, a £30 voucher to spend at Lishman’s of Ilkley, lunch for 2 at Emporio Italia, a Winsor & Newton Acrylic paint set from the Art Shop and a £40 voucher to spend in an Ilkley business of her choice.


Claire said: “I’m so excited to have won this amazing prize – it’s the first time I’ve ever won anything! We downloaded the app so I could enjoy the Christmas trail together with my 4 year old daughter. She loved seeing all the virtual Santas and Christmas elves and it really got us in the Christmas spirit.


“My family moved to Ilkley 15 years ago and it’s a great place to live and bring up children. There are so many entertaining family activities to enjoy and my daughter and I are already looking forward to the next Discover Ilkley trails.”


Discover Ilkley is a joint project between Ilkley BID, Ilkley Town Council and Bradford Council to promote business, events, tourism and loyalty within Ilkley and to help the town and its businesses flourish.


For more information about Discover Ilkley, visit: www.discoverilkley.co.uk.