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Ambulance driver Becca Holland announced as Feel Good Champion 2018 by Newmarket Racecourses

Press Release 6th July 2018 Newmarket

Becca Holland has today been announced as Newmarket Racecourses’ first ever Feel Good Champion for Feel Good Friday at the Moët & Chandon July Festival on 13 July. 

Becca, an NHS ambulance driver from Weston Underwood in Buckinghamshire, was chosen from over 90 entries from across the UK who had been nominated by friends and family to be treated by Newmarket Racecourses for their acts of kindness.

The competition, which ran from 13-28 June 2018 asked for nominations to be submitted to win a host of ‘Feel Good’ prizes to treat and reward someone for their good deeds or charitable actions.

Becca Holland was nominated by her friend Johanna Bayliss-Fuller, who wanted Becca to be recognised for performing a number of actions that saved her life.

Johanna Bayliss-Fuller said;

“Becca isn’t just a feel good champion, she is a guardian angel. Not just to me in so many special ways, but to others too – always supportive, loving, kind and generous. Becca hasn’t just done one single act of kindness, but all her actions literally saved my life after a series of traumatic events left me feeling suicidal. She is a very deserved winner and she’s simply the best.”

As Feel Good Champion 2018, Becca wins:

VIP hospitality for two in the Summer House Restaurant on Feel Good Friday at Newmarket Racecourses’ Adnams July Course
Transport to and from the racecourse from Becca’s front door
Spa treatment for two at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel
A £500 Hobbs voucher which will be presented to Becca at the racing on Friday
A one-on-one interview with Gok Wan in the Winners Enclosure on Feel Good Friday

In addition to Becca scooping the title of Feel Good Champion, there were two runners up, Gina Kendal, a Foster Carer and Andrew Uttridge who set up his own charity, the Rooprai Spinal Trust who win:

Two tickets to the Champions Lawn Enclosure on Feel Good Friday with Great British Picnics
One bottle of Champagne each to enjoy on the day

On top of the main winners, a further 30 shortlisted runners up will receive free Premier Enclosure entry for Feel Good Friday as a thank you for their good deeds, and the winner and all runners up will be offered a celebratory drink together over the course of the day.


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