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The lucky winner of our Warner Holiday prize 

September 2004  



Frances Heaton was the lucky winner of our Warner holiday prize….


From: Tony Clack at

Hello Frances,

I’m delighted to tell you that you have won first prize in the laterlife Age Positive Celebrity Competition. Just to remind you, I have copied the details of the three items you have won below.



  • a superb short break for two at one of Warner Breaks Character and Historic hotels around the UK

  • a valuable 1-1 consultation with laterlife’s Job Search consultant for the winner or a friend looking for a job in later life

  • a personalised bottle of Champagne from


Dear Tony,

We have just returned from our prize holiday with Warner's, thanks to our brilliant win with laterlife. I am sending details of our experience - one we will treasure, a truly memorable experience. Thank you.

We decided to stay at Bodelwyddan Castle, which is situated on the coastal road two miles past St. Asaph in beautiful north Wales. The castle is magnificent, set in rolling green hills with awe-inspiring views spread over acres of well-kept lawns and forest woodland.

At reception we were made to feel very welcome by Warner's staff and quickly allocated our room and table. Our room was spacious and well-equipped with TV, en suite bathroom and tea/coffee making facilities, and we soon relaxed with a coffee and made ourselves feel at home.

Our first meal was dinner, served between 6.30 and 9 pm, and there is plenty of choice! Delicious well-prepared starters, followed by excellent meat choices from the carvery buffet, where you can fill up with as much food as you can eat. Then, if you have room left, superb elegant desserts.

We couldn't fault Warners staff, the waiters and waitresses set out to please, serving quickly and efficiently, and the cooking couldn't be faulted. Mealtimes were enjoyable relaxing times and we soon made friends at surrounding tables.
The activities and amenities at Bodelwyddan are too many to mention.

Swimming, darts, snooker, bowling, fencing and archery - the list is endless. We tried bowling and snooker, and spent lots of time enjoying first rate entertainment provided by Warner's - there is always something going on, no need to be bored.

Bodelwyddan Castle is set in the magnificent Welsh countryside which flooded our senses. We spent many hours walking round the castle ramparts and grounds, from the beautifully kept lawns, mysteriously dark wooded walkways, to the walled Victorian gardens. We even lost ourselves in the maze!

The four-day holiday just flew by. We woke up to find squirrels and rabbits playing outside our bedroom window. We enjoyed substantial, delicious English breakfasts. We toured local areas, Conwy Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Llandudno and the Great Orme, and enjoyed a ride on the historic Blaenau Ffestiniog railway, which makes its leisurely way to Portmadog, steaming through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

It hardly seemed minutes since having been greeted at reception, than we were packing our suitcases, ready to go home. The holiday was fantastic, much better than we could have imagined, and delightful memories will stay with us for many years.

We are more than grateful for the chance to enjoy this superb holiday, and can't express our gratitude enough. We enjoyed the holiday so much, we are booking again for next year!

Frances Heaton

Prize Details

Frances won the 1st prize for nominating Cliff Richard in the laterlife Age Positive Competition. You can read some of the comments about the top 10 celebrities.

Frances won:

Warner Break

The prize - a Warner 4-night midweek or 2/3 night weekend break for two people (over 21 years of age) in an ambassador/standard double or twin room. Accommodation is subject to availability and excludes Christmas, Premier Outdoor Concerts and New Year breaks. The prize does not apply to existing bookings and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer excludes Majorca and Cruising.

Job Search

The prize - a 1-1 consultation or series of consultations via phone and email with laterlife's Job Search consultant Don Wilde, for up to 2 hours of his time. Phone calls are at the expense of the winner.

Personalised Champagne

Personalised Grand Cru Champagne - from  with delivery to UK mainland included. Bottles can be professionally hand-personalised on the label with your own name or as a gift to someone else.



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