27th May 2021

  • Nichy Williams from Ponthir in South Wales won a 1970 VW Karmann Ghia 1600 Coupe Manual car after entering a prize draw whilst watching Red Nose Day

  • The winner was told she had won the prize live on air by Jason Manford and Amanda Holden during the Great Comic Relief Prizeathon show

  • The VW Karmann Ghia car was generously donated by Chris Evans’ CarFest

  • The prize raised £904,850 in donations alone

  • Money raised will help tackle issues including homelessness, child poverty, domestic abuse and mental health problems in the UK and across the world

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Thursday 27th May: A woman from South Wales has been presented with an exclusive classic VW Karmann Ghia car after winning a Red Nose Day prize draw.

Red Nose Day returned to our screens on Friday 19th March on BBC One where some of the nation’s favourite faces came together for a special night of comedy, entertainment and music. Viewers also had the opportunity to win a whole host of extraordinary prizes, whilst raising money to help support people in the UK and across the world.

Among the prizes on offer was a 1970 VW Karmann Ghia 1600 Coupe Manual car, presented in pampas yellow with tan interior. The classic car was generously donated by Chris Evans’ CarFest, alongside VIP weekend tickets to a CarFest of the winner's choice.

Nichy Williams, from Ponthir, entered the prize draw whilst watching Red Nose Day, for a donation of £10. She was shocked to later receive a call from Jason Manford and Amanda Holden live on air during The Great Comic Relief Prizeathon show, confirming that she had won the car.

The prize itself raised £904,850 in donations which will help tackle issues including homelessness, child poverty, domestic abuse, and mental health problems, all of which have been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Last month, Nichy was given a first glimpse of her new VW Karmann Ghia car as it was delivered and presented to her at a local cricket ground near to her home.

Nichy Williams, said: “I’m thrilled to have won this incredible car – I still can’t quite believe that it’s mine. I’ve never won anything in my life, but I looked at the car and just thought wow, that’s something special. We watched the programme and I joked with my husband saying, ‘that’s my car’. The last thing I was expecting was to win – it was such a shock receiving the call from Jason and Amanda. It’s fantastic to hear how much this prize has raised for charity - thank you so much to everyone involved."

Samir Patel, CEO of Comic Relief, said: “Hearing the excitement in Nichy’s voice as she answered the phone to Jason Manford and Amanda Holden was such a lovely moment for us all on Red Nose Day. We’re so grateful to Chris Evans and CarFest for their generous donation, and thankful to everyone who entered the prize draw. All the money raised will make such a difference in supporting projects here in the UK and across the world."

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About Red Nose Day 2021

  • Red Nose Day returned on Friday 19th March 2021

  • The money raised by Red Nose Day supports people in the UK and across the world, and helps tackle hunger, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health stigma

  • Visit or follow @ComicRelief on social media for the latest Red Nose Day content, news and information

  • Red Nose Day is an initiative of Comic Relief