Wednesday, 04 August 2021

I’m keeping my lucky £2 coin, says hamper winner

THE winner of this week’s Tesco hamper competition believes she owes her good fortune to a “lucky” £2 coin.

THE winner of this week’s Tesco hamper competition believes she owes her good fortune to a “lucky” £2 coin.

Claire Boncher-Crook, of Plowden Way, Shiplake, was told not to spend the coin featuring the portrait of Charles Dickens shortly before she received a phone call informing her of her win.

Her colleague at Berkshire College of Agriculture, where she works as a learning support assistant, had suggested she should keep the coin to bring her good luck.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had won,” she said. “I will be keeping the coin close to me now.”

Mrs Boncher-Crook. who moved to Shiplake with her husband, Kevin, 41, and daughters Maisie, 11, and Dulcie, eight, about 18 months ago, says she is looking forward to Christmas — particularly as she doesn’t have to worry about cooking.

“My husband is a chef so he goes to work a 4am on Christmas day to cook for 80 residents [at Sunrise of Sonning] then he comes back and does the same again,” she said.

“I do everything else though — all the presents and posting to family abroad and tidying the house. I normally do all the vegetable preparations. I’m like his commis-chef!”




THE winner of this week’s Tesco hamper competition believes she owes her good fortune to a “lucky” £2 coin.

Claire Boncher-Crook, of Plowden Way, Shiplake, was told not to spend the coin featuring the portrait of Charles Dickens shortly before she received a phone call informing her of her win.

Her colleague at Berkshire College of Agriculture, where she works as a learning support assistant, had suggested she should keep the coin to bring her good luck.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had won,” she said. “I will be keeping the coin close to me now.”

Mrs Boncher-Crook. who moved to Shiplake with her husband, Kevin, 41, and daughters Maisie, 11, and Dulcie, eight, about 18 months ago, says she is looking forward to Christmas — particularly as she doesn’t have to worry about cooking.

“My husband is a chef so he goes to work at 4am on Christmas day to cook for 80 residents [at Sunrise of Sonning] then he comes back and does the same again,” she said. “I do everything else though — all the presents and posting to family abroad and tidying the house. I normally do all the vegetable preparations. I’m like his commis-chef!”

*Next week is your last chance this year to win a Christmas hamper with the Standard.

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