Special festive gift for mum after blaze tore through her Grimsby home
A COURAGEOUS mum has been given a helping hand this Christmas after a fire tore through her home.
The Grimsby Telegraph has teamed up with the Artie White Foundation for the charity's 12 Days of Christmas Campaign, which will see food hampers or toy vouchers being donated to deserving people across the area.
Joanne Mayben, of Grimsby, was surprised to hear she was one of them.
The mum-of-six is beginning to build her family's life back up after a blaze in November swept through her Glenfield Road, Grimsby, home.
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The 30-year-old said: "The support we have had from family and friends since the fire has been amazing.
"I cannot thank people enough for their generosity.
"My children attend Queensway Children's Centre, and Tracey Kirk who works there nominated me for this hamper.
"She knows what I have been through and her support has been very much appreciated.
"I think the charity is doing a wonderful thing.
"They have put a much-needed smile on our faces and the children are enjoying some extra festive treats."
Grimsby Telegraph readers can still nominate someone to receive a hamper by filling in the form on this page.
It could be someone who always goes that extra mile for others, a young family struggling to buy presents, or an elderly person spending Christmas alone.
The people will be chosen by committee members of the Artie White Foundation, and each presentation will be reported in the paper.
Barry Meadows, chairman of the Artie White Foundation, said: "Christmas is a special time of year, but it can also be a difficult time for many people.
"I was delighted to have been able give Joanne this special hamper.
"The Artie White Foundation has supported local charities for the past 16 years.
"This year we wanted readers of the Grimsby Telegraph to tell us who they think deserves a gift. Every little helps during the festive period."
Make a nomination
To nominate someone you believe deserves a Christmas treat, fill in the form below: