2020 has been a tough and challenging year for us all, but this festive season the team at Spirit of Harrogate wanted to make Christmas that extra bit special for one person who has had a particularly tough time.

We teamed up with Slingsby to run our ‘Grand Christmas’ competition, asking people across the area to tell us their stories and how £1,000 would change their lives for the better.

And after hundreds of entries, the team have selected Carmen as their winner of £1,000, after she revealed her mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at a young age.

Here’s the moment Carmen found out she’d won:

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