Lucky lady wins Boyzone star's car for a weekend in Harold Wood car-giveaway
PUBLISHED: 14:30 28 January 2016
A lucky woman won the chance, last week, to meet a celebrity and drive his luxury sports car for a weekend in a competition that took social media by storm.
Boyzone star Shane Lynch, 39, decided to give his car away for a whole weekend to show his appreciation to his followers.
To enter the competition, all people had to do was follow @shanelynchlife and @essexaudigroup to be in with a chance of feeling like a popstar for several days.
Shane said: “It’s all interesting to have social media banter with your followers, but to take it to the next level is to engage in something tangible, hence the car giveaway for a weekend.”
The popstar said the game was just as exciting for him to hand over the keys.
Cassie Conyers, 27, who lives in Brentwood was the lucky winner and met Shane to collect her prize at car showroom, Harold Wood Audi in Colchester Road, Harold Wood.
“It was great to meet Shane in real life,” said Cassie. “I was delighted to have won the Audi TT for the weekend and was very careful driving the car as I was worried about damaging it, but I did put it in sport mode a few times to impress my passengers.”
Shane joined Irish popband Boyzone in 1993 which went on to become one of the most successful bands in the UK and featured Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, Mikey Graham and Stephen Gately who died in 2009.
The band had six UK number one singles, 18 top ten hits, five number one albums and sold 25 million records worldwide.
“It was a joy and to see such excitement from the winner,” said Shane.
“It is good to give back.”
Over the weekend, Cassie drove to Oxford and took a drive to the country for a roast dinner.
She said: “I really wish I could have kept it forever and if I wasn’t buying a house this year I’d look into buying the Audi.”