Christmas comes early for Dylan as he scoops Halloween prize draw

Five-year-old Dylan Frusher got an early Christmas present last night when he was given £200 to spend on toys in King’s Lynn town centre.

The South Wooton Infant School pupil was the winner of the Town Centre Halloween prize draw after he completed the trail around town during the annual event on October 31.

With the season of goodwill upon us, Dylan, who wants to be a policeman when he’s older, also decided to share his prize with his younger brother Jude before they visited Youngsters World, in Norfolk Street, to choose his toys and games.

His mum, Emily, said: “When I told Dylan the news that he’d won the prize, his face lit up and his exact words were ‘I can get a lot of toys with that’. But he also said he would get something for his little brother so he didn’t feel left out.

“We very rarely win anything so it was lovely to see how excited he was before and when we arrived at Youngster’s World to meet Abbie [Panks, Vancouver Quarter Centre Manager] to collect his prize.

“We’ve attended the Halloween trail for the past two years and both times we’ve thought how well organised it is and how nice it is to see everyone in the town getting involved.

“We have attended other events organised by the Vancouver Quarter and we always say how good they are. You can always see a lot of time and effort has gone into these events and we are looking forward to attending events in 2018.”

Vancouver Quarter Centre Manager Abbie Panks was pleased to meet Dylan and his mum. “Dylan was such a lovely boy and it was very touching to see that he not only got what he wanted but he also got toys and games to share with his brother,” she said.

“I was also pleased to hear how much they had enjoyed taking part in this year’s Halloween event. Free town-wide events, like Halloween, really encourage people to take in parts of the town they perhaps haven’t visited before so to hear his family being so complimentary about it was great to hear.”

She added: “I’d also like to thank everyone who took part in our Halloween event this year. We’re still receiving plenty of positive feedback from parents and we’re already looking to make next year’s event bigger and better than ever.”