Our recent #GoNominate competition had a wonderful response, with an abundance of heartwarming nominations sharing the reasons you appreciate those close to you. We really enjoyed reading about supportive best friends, brave family members and those who have achieved something lovely. Believe us when we tell you that it was incredibly difficult to choose a winner, as everyone’s reasons were so valuable, so in the end we decided to treat every entry to a little something – be sure to check your ‘other’ inbox on Facebook if you entered but didn’t win the main prize.
Our prize winners were a fantastic mother and daughter who fancied some time together after a hard time. Kirsty’s heartwarming nomination was as follows:
“I nominate my mum to be considered for ‘dining like a star’. Lives are busy and it’s hard to take time out to have a mother daughter moment. She’s a rock for everyone, even when we were all trying to be a rock for her through surgery, chemo and home treatment. She’s over it now whilst its still fresh in everyone’s eyes – some people just need to recognise how much they mean to people by taking a seat and allowing them to see their self worth through others eyes.. love you mum! xx #lovelife.”
Before the meal, a few of us from Go dine took a trip to Marco Pierre White to make the meal extra special – they wanted to ‘dine like a star’ after all! When Kirsty and her mum arrived, not only were they greeted by a swish restaurant but something a little extra, too.
After the meal, we had a chat with Kirsty about her experience at Marco Pierre White and were delighted by the response. She told us of how “We had a fantastic time, the staff were brilliant and the decorated table really set the evening off. Mum really appreciated it and even took the balloons home (oh dear!) – needless to say, seeing her smile was priceless.” They enjoyed the meal so much that they even let us know they “will return again one day” to recreate the fantastic experience.
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered – hearing your reasons was fantastic, but don’t be disheartened if you didn’t win as there’ll certainly be more #GoNominate competitions in the future! We also want to say thank you to all the staff at the Marco Pierre White restaurant in Nottingham for making this #GoNominate meal extra special.
Keep an eye out for similar campaigns in the future by following our social accounts. We’d also love to hear where you think our next free meal should be located, so let us know in the comments or contact us on one of the following:
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