WHEN life is going against you, then enter a Low Cost Vans competition on Instagram to win a free van. You never know your luck…

Ah, luck…As luck would have it, former Welsh rugby and British and Lions legend, James Hook, picked out the name of furloughed father of two, Perry Green, as the winner.

Perry, from Sudbury in Suffolk, is now the proud recipient of a Ford Transit Custom, thanks to Neath broker Low Cost Vans, in a competition organised on social media channel Instagram.

Until then, Perry had been finding life challenging during the pandemic. A father of two from Sussex, he had spent most of the last 12 months on furlough, and found that when he started his own cleaning business, raising funds for the right transport was yet another on the list of challenges he faced.

Winning this van is definitely going to be a big change for my family. Due to the pandemic, I’ve only been able to work around five to six weeks during the past year, and this has made it particularly difficult to get the savings together to buy my own van, especially when the bills keep coming in and you have hungry mouths to feed. The new van is going to allow me to really make a go of the idea I had during lockdown to start my own business.

Perry Green, winner, Low Cost Vans competition 

As part of the competition, the Ford Transit Custom van also came with six months of insurance, free maintenance costs for six months and free fleet management with Low Cost Vans’ new Drive Assure service for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans, said:

As a company, we have grown steadily, despite the pandemic, and gone from strength to strength in our core business of making commercial vehicles available to companies and individuals across the UK. But the pandemic has hit many industries very hard and many people have found themselves furloughed or out of work. Many self-employed people have been unable to work at all during lockdown and start-up businesses have found it almost impossible to get off the ground. That is why we decided to give away this incredible prize of a fully insured and maintenance supported Ford Transit Custom, to make it a very special start to 2021 for the lucky winner.

Lloyd added that he hoped the new van would make a big difference to Perry, his family, and his start up business.

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