Benefactor strikes again with £200 mystery gift

First published in News

MORE lucky people have received an envelope full of cash through their letter boxes.

Michael and Janet Hughes, have lived in Butt Road, Colchester, for 34 years, have become the latest people to be sent £200 in the post with no note.

Mrs Hughes who said: “It would be nice to know who it is. It would be nice to thank them, but maybe they are getting quite a pleasure out of being mysterious.

“I just keep thinking it will come to light one day.

“The sender could be right under our noses.”

Mr Hughes is a self-employed carpenter and joiner and Mrs Hughes is a part-time hairdresser.

They have been trying to work out a connection through their jobs.

For more, see Thursday's Gazette

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2:52pm Thu 24 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not.
just remember the parable of the talents.
sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent.
we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential
if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs.
knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant
the joke has gone on long enough
its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves.
give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off.
you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.
mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -10

2:58pm Thu 24 Apr 14

998dave says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.
I'm not sure of the purpose of your response here - are you taking all your spare money (that which you don't need for food), and donating every penny to the food bank or church?
I think it is up to the benefactor what he/she does with his/her money, as all of the people receiving gifts seem to be long term Colchester residents maybe it's someone who knows their time is up trying to sow some happiness to those that helped them through difficult times in their life?
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure of the purpose of your response here - are you taking all your spare money (that which you don't need for food), and donating every penny to the food bank or church? I think it is up to the benefactor what he/she does with his/her money, as all of the people receiving gifts seem to be long term Colchester residents maybe it's someone who knows their time is up trying to sow some happiness to those that helped them through difficult times in their life? 998dave
  • Score: 9

5:16pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hughie-s says...

I wonder if Royal Mail have had any returned marked "not known"??
I wonder if Royal Mail have had any returned marked "not known"?? hughie-s
  • Score: -7

7:24am Fri 25 Apr 14

Monkey1980 says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not.
just remember the parable of the talents.
sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent.
we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential
if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs.
knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant
the joke has gone on long enough
its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves.
give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off.
you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.
Religious T**T
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]Religious T**T Monkey1980
  • Score: -1

11:48am Fri 25 Apr 14

HARRY438 says...

The public have a right to be protected from these wanton acts of generosity - where are the free-money police when you want them? Filling out forms blocking improvements to the Jumbo ,I suppose?
The public have a right to be protected from these wanton acts of generosity - where are the free-money police when you want them? Filling out forms blocking improvements to the Jumbo ,I suppose? HARRY438
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Male Chauvinist Person says...

Monkey1980 wrote:
A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not.
just remember the parable of the talents.
sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent.
we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential
if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs.
knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant
the joke has gone on long enough
its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves.
give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off.
you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.
Religious T**T
for a 33 year old that calls themselves monkey1980
religious T**T coming from you is a bit of a farce.
chinese year of the monkey was it???
really?
brave keyboard tough-nut! hides behind a faceless domain.
oh wow we are impressed im so exited.
[quote][p][bold]Monkey1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]Religious T**T[/p][/quote]for a 33 year old that calls themselves monkey1980 religious T**T coming from you is a bit of a farce. chinese year of the monkey was it??? really? brave keyboard tough-nut! hides behind a faceless domain. oh wow we are impressed im so exited. Male Chauvinist Person
  • Score: -4

7:16am Sat 26 Apr 14

UndergroundOverground says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not.
just remember the parable of the talents.
sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent.
we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential
if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs.
knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant
the joke has gone on long enough
its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves.
give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off.
you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.
Oh no im sure the sender of these amounts of cash is terrified at the prospect of having to try and justify these gifts to an imaginary man that lives in the sky. With any luck "god" will be too busy inflicting natural disasters on the worlds poorest areas or giving children cancer to deal with a few hundred quid in envelopes.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: mysterious benefactor is starting to take the urine now, whether its your money or not. just remember the parable of the talents. sowing it this way is not godly or with any Christian intent. we have people in need of food here in the borough, food parcels and food bank money is essential if you have spare cash dump it at the food bank or at any church doing night shelter food runs. knocking it out to grumpy old grey rinser in some type of pensioner pump up campaign is obscene and repugnant the joke has gone on long enough its probably a politician trying to make plausible deniability and an aura of mystique before the t**t reveals themselves. give it to the poor, hungry, those that cannot get f*****g water, or comrades walking around with heir legs f*****g blown off. you may think you can do what you like with your money but you have god to answer to at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]Oh no im sure the sender of these amounts of cash is terrified at the prospect of having to try and justify these gifts to an imaginary man that lives in the sky. With any luck "god" will be too busy inflicting natural disasters on the worlds poorest areas or giving children cancer to deal with a few hundred quid in envelopes. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 2

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