Costa del Sol winner

While on maternity leave expecting her second child, Francine Hammond, from Gillingham in Kent, often spent the long hours away from her job as an Administrator with energy company EDF by filling in time surfing the internet.

On one such occasion she came across a link to the website. Thinking that a sunshine holiday would be just the thing for her growing family, she entered the competition although, she admits, without much hope of adding to her lifetime ‘no return’ of competition prizes.

So when the phone rang and HPW told her that she had won, Francine couldn’t believe it and, like many others before her, asked “What’s the catch?” Of course, there wasn’t one and she went ahead and booked her holiday in the sun.

After a glorious week on Spain’s Costa del Sol with her husband Rayon and two boys Rakeem and baby Rhys, Francine was delighted that she took the plunge and entered the competition.

During their first ever holiday in Spain, the family enjoyed visiting local towns like Mijas, Benalmadena and Fuengirola as well as an exciting excursion to Gibraltar, where Rayon – a member of the Royal Engineers – was fascinated by the historic siege tunnels, which were built by his own regiment during the Napoleonic wars.

The boys especially loved the nearby Aquapark and were thrilled to see all the animals at SeaLife and Fuengirola Zoo. As Francine said, “There’s so much for families to see and do here, and with the accommodation having all the home comforts, it’s great!”

One of the highlights of the week for the family was the friendliness and help offered by the staff on the resort – which even included complimentary drinks while they waited for their apartment to be ready after an earlier than expected arrival.

What would Francine say to anyone who is still not sure about HPW competitions? “Give it a go – it’s real! There were no dramas whatsoever – in fact, everything was perfect!”

High praise indeed from another happy HPW winner.

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Francine picking up her spending money on the first day of her holiday on the Costa del Sol