THE latest winner of the Henley Standard’s Christmas hamper competition will give it to her cousin’s large
THE latest winner of the Henley Standard’sÂ Christmas hamper competition will give it to her cousin’s large family.
Linda Maidment, 58, of East View Road, Wargrave, won the Tesco hamperÂ after correctly saying that Joseph and Mary fled to Egypt with the baby Jesus to escape persecution by King Herod.
The hamper is filled with goods including wine, crisps and meringues.
Mrs Maidment, retired, who lives with her husband Bruce, a chartered accountant, says the hamper will go to her cousin Sally Hutchins, who lives in Woodley.
Mrs Maidment said: “Sally has a large family, she has her own son and daughter and also looks after her late sister’s two sons.
“She will have 16 to 20 people over during Christmas so I should give this to them, she’s a special aunt to the children.
“They will love this and Sally’s daughter, who has just got married, actually used to work at Tesco in Henley.”
Mrs Maidment says she is a regular competition entrant and is always on the lookout for gifts over the festive period.
She said: “I like competitions and I have ponies so I enter a lot of competitions in horse magazines. If I see something for a present too then that’s great. I thought this would be a good hamper to go in for because it’s not too exotic, which sometimes younger children don’t like.
“I’m delighted to have won. I really enjoy competitions and I’ve won a few before, including a photoshoot for my pony with a horse photographer.”
Mrs Maidment’s hamper is one of seven being given away in Henley Standard competitions in the build-up to Christmas.
The hampers have been provided by the Tesco and Waitrose stores in the town and are filled with food and drink for the festive period.