A BIG-HEARTED businessman has saved Christmas for an Ellesmere Port family who lost nearly £3,000 in the Farepak collapse.
Two weeks ago we revealed how Adele Sliwinski blasted the hamper firm for destroying her family's festive celebrations after going bust in October.
The mother-of-four lost £823 while her mother, who became a Farepak agent this year, her nan, brother and four aunties were also affected - bringing their total loss to £2,873.
But after reading of the family's plight in the Pioneer a local businessman, who prefers to remain anonymous, generously stumped up £3,000 to rescue their Christmas.
Mrs Sliwinski said: 'This is amazing, I just can't believe it. I had to sit down when I found out I was shaking so much, this has really touched me.
'It's an unbelievable relief as I don't know where we'd have found the money to pay for everything after losing so much .
'Myself and the whole family cannot thank him enough. It's saved our Christmas.'
This is the not the first time our mystery man has come to the rescue of a Farepak victim.
He recently donated £500 to Sharon Clark, of Little Sutton, who decided to share the cash out with friends also hit by the firm's collapse.
In a note attached to his second donation, the donor says: 'If every company in this country did this, job sorted.'
Around 150,000 people lost up to £50m when the hamper firm went under.
Of those, about 19,000 were helped by the Farepak Response Fund.