A woman who won a Norwich Market Christmas hamper is to share some of her prize with a homeless charity.
June Gentle, from Eaton, is a regular shopper on the market and picked up her lucky ticket on The Haberdashery Stall (No 150). She is currently wardrobe mistress for the Sewell Barn Theatre and often buys ribbons and tapes for costumes.
“It was a lovely surprise to win. I always buy raffle tickets and I never win anything,” said the retired hospital nurse. “It was funny because this winning ticket was the last one he had on the stall.”
Generous-spirited Mrs Gentle has already contacted St Martins Trust and plans to share some of the contents of the hamper with the homeless charity. She said: “There’s just too much in it for me and my husband and we have enough, so we are keen to share it.”
She also plans to share some items with family members in Birmingham. “My children were brought up in Norwich so it will be nice to take them some local produce to remind them of home,” she said.
Packed with goodies from the stalls, the hamper contained: a cotton bag embroidered with Norwich Market from the Yarn and Craft Stall; a Norwich tea towel from Harvey’s Cards; some garlic-infused oil, Norfolk raw honey and Candi’s Chutney from The Norwich Providore; a large pork pie and 1lb of pork sausages from Pickering’s; a Norfolk sheep’s brie, oatcakes and chutney from The Cheeseman; a selection of nuts, figs, dates, oranges and pomegranate from CJs Fruit and Veg and Mike, Debs and Sons Fruit and Veg; some rice wine vinegar and chilli sauce from The Oriental Express; some local apple juice and Panther brewery non-alcoholic beer from Norfolk Kind Food, and some fresh Guatemalan coffee from the Little Red Roaster.
Mrs Gentle also won £60 of vouchers in £5 denominations so they can be spent on a variety of stalls.
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