The day we were there wasn’t a particularly busy one, and having heard that Paignton Zoo, one of the other charity choices, had garnered ‘hundreds of votes’, we were able to accept that perhaps the top prize would not be ours.
However, we did our best to persuade the public into the building society, asking them to fill in a ballot paper in favour of DFW. We enlisted whatever devious means we could find at our disposal to encourage the public franchise.
This involved Simon doing a passable impression of a peacock, James psychoanalysing people who refused to go in, and help from a very affectionate, recently signed up, freewheeler lion.
We all suspect that we will be the wooden spoonists on this occasion, no disgrace there as the other charities are worthy organizations who, like us, deserve all the help they can get.