The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

Essex County Standard: The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor The mystery continues... Three more gifts by letterbox benefactor

WHO is behind the postbox payouts handed to a growing band of Colchester residents?

The Gazette has been contacted by six people all sent cash through the post with no letter or explanation by a mystery moneybags.

Yesterday, the Gazette revealed three of them either lived in Wickham Road, or had lived there until the Seventies.

But today, the mystery has deepened after three people with no links to Wickham Road came forward to say they too had received secret donations.

Dennis Barnes, 75, received a total of £300 in two separate letters last month. The first envelope, which contained £200, was addressed to him and the second was addressed to him and his wife, Pat.

He said: “It is a mystery. There is no way of tracking it.

“I have been trying to remember. I used to work in the building trade, so I thought it could have been an old customer, but I couldn’t think.”

Did you send the money or know who did? Call Zoe Forsey on 01206 508432 or e-mail zoe.forsey@nqe.com.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

 

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8:39am Thu 17 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Checked this morning....Nothing through my letter box!

Maybe tomorrow will be my lucky day!
Checked this morning....Nothing through my letter box! Maybe tomorrow will be my lucky day! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 15

9:29am Thu 17 Apr 14

siteman says...

Nothing in mine except for a few bills. I think they must have lost my address
Nothing in mine except for a few bills. I think they must have lost my address siteman
  • Score: -4

10:28am Thu 17 Apr 14

hughie-s says...

I lived in Wickham Road until the late 1970's and I am still waiting for my share.
I lived in Wickham Road until the late 1970's and I am still waiting for my share. hughie-s
  • Score: 13

1:54pm Thu 17 Apr 14

chuffster says...

Where do we apply? ;-)
Where do we apply? ;-) chuffster
  • Score: 8

7:00pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Jon-Vencato says...

Dear Benefactor
If you are reading this I am sure Mr Armando Signorelli of
No 3 Rectory Close Mile End would help with a donation.
We do the night shelter food runs every 6 weeks on behalf of the RC Church. in Priory St: St James The Less & St Helen:
Armando and his team man the tables at the back of St Nicholas' house and give food to the homeless £100 would buy a lot of food and warmth to these people.
Dear Benefactor If you are reading this I am sure Mr Armando Signorelli of No 3 Rectory Close Mile End would help with a donation. We do the night shelter food runs every 6 weeks on behalf of the RC Church. in Priory St: St James The Less & St Helen: Armando and his team man the tables at the back of St Nicholas' house and give food to the homeless £100 would buy a lot of food and warmth to these people. Jon-Vencato
  • Score: -3

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