I’m gobsmacked – it’s made all my Christmases come true!ALAN FORNEAR, FROM BRISTOL, DEDICATED FUNDRAISER & SECRET WRENOVATION WINNER
After thousands of entries, it was a tough decision to pick just one lucky winner of a brand-new kitchen this Christmas.
The Secret Wrenovation competition run by Neff and Wren Kitchens saw an overwhelming amount of amazing stories – so thank you to everyone for sharing them!
After whittling it down, Wren and Neff decided to make Alan Fornear’s Christmas wishes come true – here’s his story…
Over 45 years Alan Fornear has selflessly dedicated his life to fundraising as he “gets satisfaction from seeing others happy.”
To give a little something back, his wife of 21 years, Angela, secretly nominated Alan to win a new kitchen to transform their cramped and tired space at their home in Bristol.
Angela, 65, was shaking when she let Alan know the fantastic news. She said: “I was shaking and tearful when I told Alan that we had won – reality still hasn’t sunk in for both of us and it’s made our year!
“He always goes that extra mile to help others in the community and he’s raised tens of thousands here in the UK and Spain for a variety of worthy causes such as children in need and people with disabilities.
“He truly deserves it, and he enjoys cooking so much but the space we have at the moment is tiny and really needs updating.”
Thank you Wren and Neff from the bottom of my heart!ANGELA FORNEAR, WHO NOMINATED HER HUSBAND ALAN
Alan has been chairman of various clubs such as the Round Table, 41 Club, and the Rotary driving charity events. A notable one has to be a beer festival which raised over £35,000 for various local charities. He also raised £5,000 for ‘George the bear’ which travelled the world (Australia!) over a weekend thanks to his Round Table members.
“This is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me – I’ve only ever won a box of chocolates!,” said Alan.
“I’m gobsmacked and it’s made all my Christmases come true – thank you!
“I really enjoy cooking and entertaining, so we can’t wait to have a new kitchen.
“I started cooking at the age of 50 and have grown a real passion for it. The new kitchen will make a real difference.”
Alan’s passion for fundraising began at a young age when he joined Cubs. He added: “I get real satisfaction from seeing others happy – it’s such a nice feeling!”