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Jenni Wilkinson and Kindle winner Mervyn Williams.

Regular bus user Mervyn Williams is looking forward to reading more books after winning a Kindle Fire in a Facebook competition held by GetBusSmart in association with Yellow Buses.

GetBusSmart exists to encourage more people to use buses in the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas.

Mervyn was presented with his prize by Jenni Wilkinson, Head of Marketing at Yellow Buses. She also gave him a Glo smart card with a year’s free travel.

The lucky winner regularly logs on to the Yellows’ Facebook page to keep up to date with the services, and he noticed the competition advertised.

He entered by pressing a few buttons on his computer keyboard, never imagining he would win.

But his name was drawn from a hat and he was given his prize at Yellow Buses’ depot in Yeomans Way, Bournemouth.

Mervyn said: “My wife Johanna and I use Yellow Buses every day and go all over the place.

“I am always entering competitions but never win any, but I thought I’d take part just in case.

“And now I have a Kindle that I will have to try and work out how to use. Luckily I have a grandson who will be able to help me.”

Jenni said: “One of the joys of traveling by bus is that you have time to read.

“A Kindle is lightweight and perfect for carrying around on journeys and I hope this opens a new chapter for Mervyn.”