Man's holiday request goes viral landing him free trip to Las Vegas


A security guard bagged a free holiday to Las Vegas after a holiday request to his boss went viral. But Greg Heaslip, who received a load of other free goodies, says he will donate everything to Stephen Sutton's cancer charity.

The 38-year-old sent a note to his boss asking for two days off, but when his email was forwarded to 3,500 fellow employees at retail giant Arcadia, staff wanted to help and tweeted '#givegregtheholiday', which went viral and led to one travel company offering him free flights to Las Vegas.

According to Metro, a whole host of companies started to offer Greg products, including free clothes, hair gel and toiletries.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Greg said: "I handed in the holiday request on Wednesday, just left a slip of paper on my boss's desk and thought nothing else about it.

"The next I heard of it was yesterday evening at about 5.20pm when I came in for my next shift, I had absolutely no idea."

Greg added: "All I wanted was my two days off an now I've got them. I'm going to go to Chessington World of Adventures with my wife Edyta and our 20-month-old daughter.

"I don't want any of the free stuff. I'm going to donate it all to the Stephen Sutton charity so it goes to a good cause."

Trek America, which offered Greg the free holiday to Las Vegas, sent an email to Greg saying: "Hi Greg, I hope you're well and had a nice sleep. I'm sure you've been blissfully unaware of what's been happening today, but are now fully up to speed with recent developments regarding your colleagues' campaign to #givegregtheholiday.

"Well, we thought it would be nice if you really did get that holiday, so we're offering you a Mini Adventure around the USA's west, including flights from the UK to Las Vegas.

"No, this isn't a joke – we're really sending you to Vegas!"

#givegregtheholiday spread across the UK and became one of the week's highest trending topics.

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