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Norwich City fan claims Lotus Elise competition prize as over £100,000 is raised for CSF

It was a special day at Lotus Cars’ headquarters in Hethel on Tuesday as a lucky City fan was presented with a Lotus Elise 240 Sport Final Edition, after winning a recent competition with the Community Sports Foundation.

Alex Juggins from Loughborough was picked as the winner from over 11,000 entries, on October 31 in a live online draw. Along with the car, his prize included the experience and handover day at Hethel.

After a tour of Classic Team Lotus and Hethel’s assembly lines, Alex was welcomed by Simon Clare, Lotus Cars global marketing director and presented with the keys to his new car by Norwich City majority shareholder Delia Smith.

He also received a certificate of provenance for his new car from Matt Windle, managing director of Lotus Cars who explained why Lotus had decided to support the Foundation.

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The competition raised just over £99,000 in ticket sales, while Lotus kindly added a donation to take the grand total to £100,000.

The proceeds will be used by the Foundation to drive inclusion for people with disabilities; it will help participants and their families to enjoy the vital benefits of sport such as improving their mental and physical wellbeing, raising their aspirations, and providing respite care.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, the Foundation’s chief executive officer Ian Thornton, and trustee Jake Humphrey both thanked Lotus Cars for their incredible support through the donation of the competition prize Elise.

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Following the ceremony, Alex and his guests were treated to a track experience in several Lotus models with some of Lotus Cars in-house drivers.

Matt Windle, managing director at Lotus Cars, said: “First of all, we are delighted that this unique Lotus Elise Final Edition has raised such a significant amount for the Foundation to boost their fundraising, and to help sustain their vital work for people with disabilities and provide a legacy for the community in the future.

"We have also enjoyed working with the team at the Foundation who, like us at Lotus have a passion for driving inclusion and inspiring the next generation.”

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Afterwards Ian Thornton reiterated the Foundation’s gratitude: “Right from the beginning of this project, it was clear that the values of Lotus Cars and our own are aligned in wanting to drive inclusion for people with disabilities.

“We want to say thank you for the incredibly generous donation of this special car and the support of the entire Lotus team throughout, who have contributed in different ways. The money raised will help us to have a wonderful impact on so many people.

“Thanks also to the team at Bridge Classic Cars for their expertise, which undoubtedly had a great impact on the amount we were able to raise from this competition.”

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