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“Enter our competition to win some seriously stylish footwear for your next holiday courtesy of Gandys”


  • Win Flip-Flops For The Whole Family

    Enter our competition to win some seriously stylish footwear for your next holiday courtesy of Gandys…

    You know the score. You go on holiday with a zillion pairs of shoes, and end up just wearing your flip-flops for 2 weeks. So, they need to be good – and this is where Gandys flip-flops come in.
     
    Thailand test-run

    Gandys heard on the grapevine that I was heading to Thailand for a week and kindly sent over a pair of bright pink flip-flops (a step up from my usual uniform of black) for me to get as sandy as possible. I do like a challenge. As predicted, my 6 pairs of heels – what can I say, I get over-excited when I pack – were shunned in favour of donning my Gandys at all times. And I can report that they did indeed get sandy… and then some.
     

     
    They were the ideal footwear companion when I hopped on boat trips to Krabi and the Phi Phi Islands, admired the view on Khao Lak beach, enjoyed Tom Kha soup and a banana shake overlooking the sea, and stretched out by the longest pool in South East Asia at the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort. My verdict? Ultra-comfy and hard-wearing – they’re made from 100% rubber – and stylish to boot.
     
    The story behind Gandys

    It was fitting that I should be visiting the area of Khao Lak, where the devastating tsunami hit just over 9 years ago. Gandys was founded by 2 young brothers who were tragically orphaned by the Boxing Day disaster, which they narrowly survived themselves. They’ve managed to turn the ultimate negative into a positive, though, and are using their footwear business to fund ‘Orphans for Orphans’. It’s an initiative that aims to support orphans in less developed countries, and the brothers are on target to open their first children’s home in India in their parents’ memory, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the tsunami. When that’s been achieved they want to spread their work even further. It’s an incredibly inspiring story, and we wish them all the best.
     

    Win a family set of flip-flops

    We’re offering 2 x family sets of flip-flops (each family wins 4 pairs of their choice… whether they’re for adults or kids – or a mix of both – is up to you). To be in with a chance of winning, send an email to blogcompetitions@thomson.co.uk with ‘Gandys competition’ in the subject line, and include your name, address and a contact telephone number in the body of the email.

    The competition closes at midnight on Thursday 13th March and is open to anyone resident in the UK, Northern Ireland or Channel Islands who is 18 years of age or older. Please read the Terms and Conditions below carefully before entering the competition. By entering you indicate that you accept these Terms and Conditions and you agree to be bound by them.

    Good luck!
     

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    Visit the Gandys website to find out more about their flip-flops and the unique story behind the brand.

Author: El Berwick

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