THE winner of the final Henley Standard hamper competition of this year says most of the contents will
THE winner of the final Henley Standard hamper competition of this year says most of the contents will probably be eaten by her grandchildren.
Win Newman, 76, of Church Lane, Peppard, took delivery of the £75 Waitrose hamper after her name was picked out at random.
She had correctly answered that “bed” was the next word in the line “Away in a manger, no crib for a...” from the popular Christmas carol.
Mrs Newman, a widow who has lived in Peppard for more than 30 years, plans to share her hamper with her family.
She said: “I’ve got rather a house full this Christmas so it will come in handy. I’ve got 11 on Christmas Day but some coming before. I’m sure the grandchildren will get into it. I’ve got four of them coming.”
The hamper includes a mulled winter punch, red wine, strawberry and cherry popcorn, chocolate covered marshmallows, a winter biscuit selection, drinking chocolate and a scented candle.
Mrs Newman, who worked at the Red Lion pub on Peppard Common for more than 20 years, said: “I always enter the Henley Standard’s competitions.
“The biggest prize I had won until now was cinema tickets. This is by far the best one and it has come at the right time in the run-up to Christmas.”