It was a dream come true for nine-year-old Michelle van der Merwe, who managed to win her Christmas wishlist in a toy competition.
Michelle came out tops in the Toys R Us Win your Wishlist competition, claiming thousands of rand worth of toys listed on her wishlist.
She was one of over 10 000 children nationwide who entered the annual festive competition.
Her prizes included a Ninco Quadrone Sport with camera- R999.90, Disney Tsum Tsum figurines- R399.90, Littlest Pet Shop Pet Cafe set - R499.90, Skylander Imaginator Xbox/PS4 starter pack- R1299.90 and assorted Beanie Boos figures- R99.90.
Michelle entered the competition at the Middelburg Mall branch and, according to her mother Anica, was so determined to secure her entry that she completed the entry form without any help.
Michelle plans to share her prizes with her older sister and has even advised her parents that it was not necessary for them to buy her any further gifts this Christmas.
“There is no greater joy than the kind that toys bring to children, so we are delighted to be able to add some extra joy to our young customers’ festive season. Congratulations to Michelle; Toys R Us hopes that her new toys offer her lots of fun and excitement this holiday season,” says Nicole Annells, Marketing manager, Toys R Us South Africa.