National Headlines for Flicks Bar Corralejo
The first Flicks Bar Corralejo Charity Calendar made headlines in several national newspapers as well as lots of local newspapers around the UK!!
The story that got into national newspapers such as The Sun, The Mirror and The Metro, as well as some large local papers including The Leicester Mercury and the Isle Of Wight County Press involved James Bourner of Leicester and a bum tattoo!
James was in Flicks Bar Corralejo when he found out about the ‘fun picture’ charity calendar competition where customers were asked to send in photos of themselves to win a trip back to the seaside resort. James took a photo of the Flicks sign on his last night, determined to win!!
As soon as James returned home he got his brother-in-law – a tattoo artist – to ink the Flicks Bar logo onto his right bum cheek….actually, it took up nearly the WHOLE of one bum cheek!!!!
But when he logged onto the internet to post the photograph of his new tattoo, he suffered a computer glitch and soon realised he had missed the competition deadline…… by just ten minutes!!!!!!
James, a carpenter, said: “I came back to Leicester two days before the competition closed, so I knew I didn’t have much time to get everything done and enter. It closed at 11.59pm on October 20.
“I really enjoyed my time on holiday and love Flicks Bar, and I was determined to win so I decided on the tattoo because I thought: “No one else will do this”. I called my brother-in-law and talked him through what I wanted.
“The tattoo was not supposed to be as big as it is. I had a problem reducing the image, and in the end had to go ahead with this one that covers my entire butt cheek.
James’s brother-in-law David Hibbert, 25, a freelance tattoo artist from Leicester, spent an hour inking the image on James’s bum.
“He finished the tattoo two hours before the competition deadline, then I went home and took a picture and I was trying to upload it, but my computer was going really slow” said James.
“It eventually sent and that’s when I realised that I’d missed the competition deadline by ten minutes. I was absolutely gutted.”
John Brophy, manager of the Flicks Bar in Fuerteventura, said: “We asked guests to take fun, unusual pictures of themselves and post them on the Facebook page.
“We had over 200 entries, but I didn’t expect to see anything like this…
But when I saw the picture I was amazed – it covered almost his entire bum cheek.
I could tell it was real because you can see that the skin around the tattoo is red and sore.”
As a consolation prize, Flicks Bar has offered to pay for flights so that James can holiday in Fuerteventura again soon.
John added: “If James had entered the competition on time, he probably would have had a good chance off winning, seeing as he went above and beyond the call of duty!
“We could not bend the rules for him because our competition was official and set up on Facebook, – but we had to make it up to him.
“James seems really pleased with our offer. He has been a real sport. After all, this is for charity!”
James will be claiming his holiday to Corralejo in February 2011!!!
The fact that this great story made national headlines was obviously great advertising for Flicks Bar, but even better news at getting publicity for the wonderful Charity the A-T Society.