A Torrington nurse has won Christmas courtesy of the Gazette and a whole host of generous North Devon businesses. More than 600 readers entered our annual festive competition, launched in the Gazettes Christmas magazine in November and mum-of-two Anna Rayner has walked away with a stack of prizes worth an estimated £700. Anna and husband Dan are looking forward to an extra-special first Christmas in North Devon after picking up their super prize at Johns of Instow yesterday morning (Wednesday). I couldnt believe it when I got the call on Friday to say Id won, said Anna, who moved to North Devon with Dan and children Billy, aged 10, and Rosie, aged four, in June. Ive never really won anything before but its been a good week because I also won a hamper at the Langtree School Christmas fair. Everyone said I should enter the lottery this weekend! Among the prizes all donated by local businesses were a food hamper worth £70 from Johns of Appledore and Instow; £100 in Atlantic Village gift cards; a bespoke bangle worth £150, handmade by Barnstaple jeweller James Bishop; a real Christmas tree from North Devon Christmas Trees and Wreaths; a holly wreath from Smallridges of Barnstaple; and a set of Christmas lights from BJs Value House. There was also wine from Majestic Wine; a Christmas cake from Crumb Creations in Barnstaple; a Christmas craft pack from Little Elephant Stationery in Bideford; a £50 voucher for a pre-or-post-Christmas pamper at Charleys Angels Nails and Beauty in Barnstaple; and a voucher for a family portrait session from J&A Cameras and Photography. No Christmas would be complete without a trip to the panto, so a family ticket to see Aladdin at the Queens Theatre as well as free drinks on the night was also included. And as newcomers to North Devon, winners Anna and Dan, who works for Bovis Homes, said they were also looking forward to visiting some of the areas top family attractions next year weve included tickets to the Milky Way; BIG Sheep; Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park; and Lundy Island. Anna said: Were new to the area and are really excited about being able to take the kids to these places next year. And we cant wait to see Aladdin we havent been to a panto for years so itll be a really nice treat for us all. You can read the Gazettes Christmas magazine here.