A WEYMOUTH teacher who is preparing to buy her first home has won the Dorset Echo conservatory draw.

The competition, in association with windows and doors provider Window Man, encouraged readers to enter into a prize draw to win a conservatory.

Ten entrants were then chosen at random to attend a further draw to find an overall winner.

Kayleigh Hargreaves, 26, said she is ‘absolutely delighted’ to have won.

The Radipole Primary School teacher said: “I am in the process of buying my first house so it could not have come at a better time.

“I’m delighted it has turned out so well for us.”

Miss Hargreaves and partner Mark Ayles, 29, will move into a house in Broadwey.

The couple, who have been together for seven years, have rented homes before, but are looking forward to owning their first house.

Miss Hargreaves added: “We have been saving for a while for the deposit, so we would not have been able to afford a conservatory if I had not won the competition.

“It’s a lovely, unexpected addition to our new home.”

Along with nine other entrants, Miss Hargreaves was invited to pick a key and test to see if it fitted the lock of the conservatory.

She said: “Our names were called out at random, in the order that we could take a turn.

“My name was called third so I watched as two people before me each picked out a key from a bag and tried it in the lock.

“It felt amazing when my key unlocked the door.”

Miss Hargreaves, who is in her fourth year of teaching, added: “I would really like to express my gratitude to Window Man and the Echo.

“It will make a huge difference to us.”

Joe Djeebet, owner of Window Man, said: “It’s nice to see people happy and display the quality of what we can offer. I’m genuinely happy that Kayleigh won the draw.

“She and her partner had obviously saved hard to buy the house and it was amazing to see them so happy.”