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Surprise treats for caring customers

Post on 7th October 2022

Amazing customers who make a difference in their communities were recognised with surprise treats in our spring initiative.

Branch staff were asked to nominate people who they felt deserved a hamper of goodies and the responses were heart warming.

Edna Turner, aged 81, a customer at Driffield branch for more than 20 years, was celebrated for her support for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. She uses her baking and sewing skills to make goods to sell in aid of the charity. Together with her sister Ann Kent she has raised more than £63,000 for the service since 2008.

Manager Hayley Barton said: “Edna is an inspiration. She gives so much and asks for nothing in return. We felt she was the kind of selfless person who deserves a treat.”


Fishponds, Pamper Hamper

Fishponds customer Kelly Nicholls, an early years educator for children with special needs, was presented with her surprise treat for her work at St Joseph’s Pre-School.

Kelly was nominated by sales advisor Sophia Troudi for going the extra mile to help children, including learning other languages and not wearing a mask during Covid so she could connect with those children who needed to see her facial expressions.

Kelly works with children aged three and four years old, some of whom may be autistic, non verbal and also with medical needs. She learned simple greetings and to count from one to ten in several languages to better connect with children with different home languages.