Pam picks up her special hamper
A HINCKLEY woman who faithfully cares for her husband while managing her own health problems was given a festive hamper.
Pam Glasgow, 73, was delighted with her box of goodies, awarded to her as part of the Pamper with a Hamper campaign run by The Hinckley Times, Co-Operative Society and TNT UK.
She looks after her husband Stuart, who suffers from chronic tiredness and often struggles to remember things, owing to a head injury from three years ago.
The couple recently moved to a bungalow in Hinckley, downscaling from their home of over 30 years, to help them better cope with Stuart’s ailments.
Pam was nominated for her efforts by a friend from St Peter’s Catholic Church in Hinckley, which she regularly attends.
Pam said: “She asked for my home phone number recently and I thought it was odd because it had changed.
“When I told her I’d won the hamper, she looked at me amazed.
“This is a wonderful surprise and we will definitely enjoy the food and drink.”
The couple have been married for more than 50 years and have been involved with running The Sunshine Club over many years, a group for people with learning difficulties based at St Peter’s.
Pam said: “I still try and get him to the club whenever I can; they absolutely love him.
“He can’t walk very far, so parking can be challenging when we’re out, although we do have a blue badge.”
Stuart also sings in the traditional choir at St Mary’s Church and with another music group that meets at The Greyhound in the week.
Pam worked for a number of years for social services in Hinckley, while Stuart used to work for Warwickshire Police in a drugs investigation unit, once meeting Prince Charles through work.
The couple are originally from Bidford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, where they met as teenagers.
Pam Glasgow from Hinckley won a hamper for her work caring for her husband.