Cornwall news National Lottery winning couple leave secret gifts at food banks UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The couple struggled to pay bills after one of them was diagnosed with a muscle disease

Cornwall news National Lottery winning couple leave secret gifts at food banks UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - The couple struggled to pay bills after one of them was diagnosed with a muscle disease

Cornwall news  National Lottery winning couple leave secret gifts at food banks UK news
06 April 2021 - 21:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A humble Cornish couple who won £1 million on the National Lottery secretly left gifts at local food banks to show gratitude after struggling to pay bills. The Mirror reports that Grant and Taryn Hawkes, from Newquay, were once so poor that friends offered to buy shoes for their two children Holly, 14 and Ethan, 11. Due to their struggles the couple have revealed how they have left mystery gifts at food banks during the coronavirus lockdown to show their gratitude after winning £1million on the Lotto Millionaire Raffle in 2019. The news could not have come at a better time for the struggling family. Grant, 43, had been diagnosed with a crippling muscle disease and had to give up work as an electrician meaning the family had to get by on 42-year-old Taryn’s meagre wage as a teaching assistant. She said: “Colleagues were offering us shoes for the children, food parcels and the odd fiver to help us pay electricity bills. It was so tough – I remember walking into the supermarket with five pounds for the week, wondering how I could buy enough food for the kids.” Grant and Taryn Hawkes, from Newquay (Image: Martin Bennett / SWNS.com) But the Lotto windfall changed everything overnight and the couple treated Holly to a custom-made surf board, and Ethan was so overwhelmed to receive an Xbox for Christmas that he cried at the Christmas dinner table. Taryn says: “He kept asking ‘Is it really mine?” Taryn adds she still bursts into tears unexpectedly at the supermarket checkout. She explained: “Little triggers like putting a nice joint of meat in my shopping trolley or not having to pause at the bargain shelf for the sell-by-date offers often hit me with no warning and I’ll just start to well-up in the middle of the shop.” However the couple have never forgotten the help they received and – particularly over lockdown – they’ve been giving back to their community.

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. “We’ve also helped the causes which once supported us in our time of need.” Grant and Taryn Hawkes, from Newquay (Image: Martin Bennett / SWNS.com) Following the win, thoughts quickly turned to Grant’s health – and the win enabled him to have private yoga mindfulness classes and hydrotherapy, both of which have helped enormously. A change in diet to healthy, home cooked food was also a factor that allowed him to take his first painful steps without crutches three months after the win. Grant said: “Just not having to worry about money made such a huge difference. “We bought a convertible BMW, a VW camper van with room for surf boards and last October, we went on our first ever foreign holiday – an all-inclusive trip to Majorca which was Taryn and the children’s first time on a plane.” But Taryn insists the couple will never forget their roots. She added: “We never for a second take any of this for granted. The win helped Grant get back his health, which is something you can never put a price on. “We’re proof that life really can turn a corner – no matter how low you go.” More news from around Cornwall: Cornwall property sales up 30 per cent on last year, reports Rightmove Extraordinary Cornwall Council meeting for bid to remove leader

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