Ilkeston mum wins life changing £100,000 thanks to radio station Gem 106

An Ilkeston mum has received a £100,000 boost during the pandemic after winning a radio station competition.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 10:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th April 2020, 8:57 am

Hayley Brown had the Easter weekend of her life when she scooped the life-changing money on Gem’s Cash Register contest .

Hayley, who is a hairdresser, and her husband are both self employed, so have lost a lot of work due to the coronavirus crisis, so this couldn't have come at a better time for the couple.

She said: “I can’t believe it. To anyone who has any doubts about Gem’s Cash Register, it can be won and is seriously life changing.”

Hayley with her family

They plan to treat themselves and their young family of three girls, aged five, nine and ten.

They were due to go to Australia to visit Hayley’s brother, but now may not be able to go but this money will ensure the whole family will be able to get together in the future.

Hayley also plans to split some of the cash with her mum and two sisters who have entered the Cash Register together since it started.

Jo and Sparky from Gem At Breakfast said: “We love it when our listeners win big life changing amounts of money.

" The current crisis is affecting everyone in different ways, so it’s great that the Cash Register is going to help Hayley and her family through this difficult time.”

Gem are currently giving listeners daily chances to win cash through the Gem’s Pay Your Bi lls competition. Information on how to enter can be found at or by listening to Gem at 8am each weekday.

Jo and Sparky joined Gem A t Breakfast after previous duo Sam and Amy left.