Hello. My name is Norman. I am the only gnome at The Wessex.
I am so special that Phil and Nina let me in for free every year.
On the Sunday afternoon, everyone gathers to meet me again. They also have a raffle to pass the time too.
I reckon they make quite a bit of money from the raffle, but do I get a cut to go down the pub with? Not a penny! I am told the money goes to Dorset Wildlife Rescue to help my animal friends, which I suppose is the next best use for it.
The lucky humans get to win some really nice things that get donated. But there is only one really special winner of the last and greatest prize of all — ME!
I am so well loved that Phil and Nina have to give the winner a free ticket to make sure they bring me back next year.
One of my lucky humans has even put me in a Facebook. but it looks more like a computer than a book to me. This has some the stories of what I get up to for the rest of the year (but only the things I tell the humans about). What I do when they are not looking is my secret.
So come to the Wessex, buy lots of raffle tickets and — for a year and a day only — you may be lucky to win a gnome for your home!