A WEYMOUTH couple who won a new garden fence in the Dorset Echo will be using their garden to raise money for charity.

The Echo teamed up with Colourfence to offer one lucky reader the chance to win the 'ultimate' weather proof fence worth £2,500.

The winners were Pauline and Paul Webb from Southview Road, Weymouth.

Mrs Webb said:"I couldn't believe it - I never win competitions - I was thrilled.

"I do love my garden, now we've got this lovely new fence I can't wait to spend more time out here over the summer."

Colourfence fencing is made from innovative ‘colourbond’ steel which is virtually maintenance free and comes with a 25 year guarantee.

It won't just be the Webbs who will be enjoying their smart new fence - the generous couple host charity cream tea afternoons from their garden.

"This year I'm fundraising to help a friend's daughter who is travelling to Africa to volunteer as a midwife", Mrs Webb said.

"She's going out there to help out and gain work experience, so the cream tea afternoon will help raise money to sponsor her travel."

"Last year I held an event to sponsor my friend Karen, who did a wing walk for Weldmar Hospicecare.

"Now we have the new fence installed, it will add an extra special touch to the event and I can't wait to show it off.

"I think we will grow a clematis across the trellis."

As well as being impressed by the design of her new fence, Mrs Webb was full of praise for the service she received.

"The three lads who came and did the work were lovely and very efficient, so I'd like to say a big thank you to them, too", she added.

Andy Stewart, director of Colourfence said: "We were delighted to partner up with the Dorset Echo and give something back to the community.

"We've seen an increase in orders following recent storms - there's no doubt about it, winters are changing.

"Our phones were off the hook after the recent Storm Hannah hit Dorset.

"At Colourfence, our fences are designed to withstand gusts of wind up to 130mph - so I'm glad that the Webbs can now enjoy their garden with peace of mind."