Box of delights

14th May 2004 at 01:00
It's second time lucky for Margrit Forrester, a teacher at Brinsford young offenders' institute in Staffordshire, who wins this week's Waitrose hamper full of organic goodies from Duchy Originals for her colleagues in the education department. Over the summer term, they'll continue to "serve their own sentence at Her Majesty's Pleasure", without the benefit of school trips or nature walks.

We're glad Margrit didn't give up trying for the hamper, because staff at the institute have had a difficult year, with "constantly challenging students, an Ofsted, a prison inspection and very cramped surroundings".

Tasty food is a particular treat in prison where even the teaching staff aren't allowed metal cutlery "or bananas". (But that's another story, she says...) The hamper contains a refreshing lemon drink, home-made jams and lemon curd, mouth-watering chocolates and crunchy biscuits. It usually costs pound;46 and is available exclusively from Waitrose Direct Gifts, at www.waitrose. com, which delivers to any mainland UK address. For a chance to win one, just tell us why you and your colleagues deserve it. Send your message, marked Waitrose offer, by email or postcard to the address on the right.

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