Hamper treat for special couple
Pampered with a hamper for Christmas
BARWELL couple Tony and Maree Griffiths will be tucking into lots of lovely goodies this Christmas after receiving a special “pamper with a hamper”.
The retirees were nominated by sister-in- law Kay, who said they were always there for her and her daughter, Jane who has Down’s Syndrome.
The hamper donated by the Heart of England Co-op contains £25 worth of Co-op branded goods including mince pies, Christmas pudding and a bottle of wine.
Maree, aged 80, a former dinner supervisor at the former community college, was stunned when she received the call to say the hamper was on its way.
She said: “I just could not believe it. We have never won anything or been given anything like this. It is wonderful and how very kind of Kay to nominate us.” The couple met at the Earl Shilton Working Men’s Club when Tony was on leave from his national service.
Maree, originally from Earl Shilton, said: “He asked me to dance and I thought, well why not, and it just went on from there.”
Tony, a chef in the RAF, had been evacuated to Hinckley with his sister after their home in Southend was bombed during the Second World War.
The couple have lived in their Barwell home for more than 40 years and have two grandchildren and a great grandson, as well as Kay and Jane for family.
Maree said: “We enjoy going on holiday and out for lunch with friends as well as going on walks. We go out with Kay and Jane to the Concordia. It’s wonderful that Kay nominated us - she is such a kind person who would do anything for anyone and we do try and be there for her and Jane.”
The Griffiths’ are among 30 recipients of hampers thanks to The Hinckley Times, Heart of England Co-op and delivery giant TNT.
Tony and Maree Griffiths all set to enjoy their Heart of England Christmas hamper. Pictured: Jo Dyke from the Co-op hands over some festive mince pies
Tracey Hall from the Co-operative hands over a parcel to Darren Jee TNT delivery driver