EVERYONE'S A WINNER: Icilda Brown (left) receives her prize from Diamond Travel proprietor Beverly Lindsay, Andre Whyte, sales and marketing manager, and Jennifer Daley, customer relations officer
THE 12 days of Christmas may seem a world away to us all now, but Icilda Brown has only to look at her spectacular prize from Jamaica National Money Services Ltd (JNMS) to remember the festive period and smile.
For the professional carer, who originally hails from Kingston and is now living in Birmingham, scooped a top prize in a JNMS Christmas promotion when she used the JN money transfer desk at Diamond Travel in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Ms Brown was presented with a 42” Hitachi LCD TV by Diamond Travel proprietor Beverly Lindsay, a JN Money Transfer agent who has run one of the city’s last remaining independent travel agents for almost three decades.
Ms Brown was one of the lucky customers randomly selected at the end of each of the ‘12 Delightful Days of Christmas’ between December 11 and 24 after using the transfer desk.
The international competition was open to all JN Money Transfer branches across the Diaspora including the United States, Canada and the Cayman Islands to help all customers enjoy a truly Jamaican Christmas.
Ms Brown is a regular user of Diamond Travel’s money transfer facilities as she sends money to her 25-year-old daughter Codeyn Campbell, who lives in Kingston.
She said: “I’m over the moon to have won such a wonderful prize – it’s really made my Christmas and New Year too.”
Ms Lindsay, OBE, OD, who is also chair of the Association of Jamaican Nationals (Birmingham) UK, said: “I’m delighted that one of our most long serving and loyal customers should scoop the big prize and I wish her many happy hours of viewing.”
The promotion at JN Money Transfer branches was part of JN’s bid to spread Christmas joy across the Diaspora. Leesa Kow, general manager at JN Money Services, said: “This initiative to convey the joys of a Jamaican Christmas throughout our branch and agent locations overseas helps to maintain ‘Jamaican flavour’ we have been celebrating this year, as we recognised 50 years of political independence.
“This is a wonderful way to culminate the numerous activities from the start of year 2012 through the summer and the Games of the XXX Olympiad, at which Jamaica took centre stage.”