Buyagift.com have been on a mission to deliver happiness across the UK and surprise some special people to enable their customers to say ‘thank you’ and give something back to someone who truly deserves it, by surprising them with a gift of a lifetime on their very own doorstep with the help of ITV presenter Stephen Mulhern!
Buyagift.com customers were given the chance to nominate someone who they thought deserved a special thank you, this could have been anything from charitable work, keeping a positive outlook through adversity or going the extra mile to help others.
Buyagift.com was overwhelmed with the number of responses they received, hundreds of nominations came flooding in from people wanting to surprise their Christmas hero, and after much deliberation three winners were chosen.
ITV presenter Stephen Mulhern helped deliver the festive cheer and travelled the country to personally surprise the winners with their special gift on their own doorstep alongside the person who nominated them, so they could personally tell them why they are a hero.
Stephen Mulhern was delighted to support the campaign and said, “It’s so important to take the time to truly appreciate those that have done fantastic and selfless things for others, and this is what the campaign with Buyagift is all about, just taking the time to say ‘thank you’. We have surprised some incredible people with a gift that will create special memories for them, to show them that they are truly appreciated. We travelled nearly 500 miles to surprise our heroes but it made it all worthwhile just to see the smiles on their faces! ”
The winning heroes
Callum Wilson from Southampton was nominated by his sister Samantha Wilson to receive the Ariel Atom 300 Thrill for serving in Afghanistan for 8 years and overcoming a serious injury whilst still managing to be a huge support to her. Samantha said,
“I would love to give this to my amazing brother as after 8 years serving in the army and 3 tours of Afghanistan he has sadly been medically discharged after suffering an injury. I would love to show him how much we love him and how much we appreciate what he did for us and his country. This would be the ultimate pick-me-up after a rough year.”
Sonia said, “I was diagnosed with cervical cancer several months ago and my world fell apart. My daughter is 15 and all I worried about was that I was going to die during the middle of her exams. I will never be able to tell you how I got through the treatment without my daughter. Her strength never ceases to amaze me, and through it all she got into West Bromwich Albion as a footballer for their premier league side, I was bursting with pride. I am now clear after treatment and hopefully it will be gone for good. Without my daughter I would not have made it, she is my world and always will be and I am beyond proud of her. I just know she would love to stay in a tree house, she loves adventures and it would be amazing as a family to get away after all the doom and gloom. She is my one true hero and always will be.”
Dan Mountain CEO of Buyagift.com said,
“At Buyagift.com our aim is to create amazing, long-lasting memories with the gift experiences we provide, and as such the Buyagift motto is ‘delivering happiness’. This Christmas, we wanted to give our customers the chance to deliver some happiness themselves to someone who they believe is an unsung hero or someone who has gone the extra mile for others without a second thought, by surprising them with a gift experience that will create special memories for years to come, as a token of appreciation that others feel for them.”
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