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School groundskeeper Brad Letch wins $600 in Geraldton Guardian’s Father’s Day competition

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Geraldton Guardian advertising executive Cathy Byrnes with Father’s Day 2022 competition winner Brad Letch.
Camera IconGeraldton Guardian advertising executive Cathy Byrnes with Father’s Day 2022 competition winner Brad Letch. Credit: Supplied

The prize winner for the Geraldton Guardian’s 2022 Father’s Day competition is “rapt” he won after being run down with expensive vet bills.

Brad Letch won after his wife dropped a coupon entry in to the Guardian’s office. He said the surprise news lifted his spirits after his pet began losing mobility.

“My dog lost use of its back legs, it’s only seven years old, and it will require a pretty expensive surgery which we can’t afford,” he said.

“We have her medicated so she isn’t in pain but the prize really picked me up.”

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The prize pack contained $600 worth of vouchers from businesses including Furnish My Home, McBoats, Revolutions Geraldton, Rogue Pony, Boltz-R-Us, and Getaway Outdoors.

Mr Letch said he thought someone was playing a joke on him when he received the call as he didn’t normally win competitions.

“At first I thought it was one of my mates having a lend of me,” he said.

Mr Letch — who works as a school groundskeeper — said he looked forward to spending the vouchers.

“I went to Boltz-R-Us and brought a tool in there, and I went to Getaway Outdoors because I desperately need some wet-weather pants for work,” he said.

“My daughter is coming up from Perth this weekend so we’re going to get a heap of seafood and cook a barbecue — she’s having her first baby, so that’s exciting.”

“I’ve been very appreciative and I thank all the businesses when I spend them.”

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