Budleigh couple Malcolm and Pam celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 June 2020

Richard Hunt, the Wentworth Chef, delivering an afternoon tea to Malcolm and Pam Picture: Peter Bowler

Richard Hunt, the Wentworth Chef, delivering an afternoon tea to Malcolm and Pam Picture: Peter Bowler

Peter Bowler

Having their lawn cut by a French chef made for an unusual 60th wedding anniversary for a Budleigh Salterton couple.

Cards from well-wishers Picture: Peter BowlerCards from well-wishers Picture: Peter Bowler

Pamela and Malcolm Dobbin were expecting to be staying in a hotel to mark the occasion but the coronavirus pandemic put paid to that.

Instead, their daughter Emma organised for Ottery man Paul Godfrey, who helps elderly and vulnerable residents with DIY and grass cutting for charity, to mow their lawn.

Family members could not visit them at their Cliff Terrace home to mark the occasion, so the couple were also treated to lunch from Independent Gourmet Foods.

They also had an afternoon tea courtesy of chef Richard Hunt.

Malcolm dressed up as Captain Kirk from Star Trek Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm dressed up as Captain Kirk from Star Trek Picture: Peter Bowler

Emma said: “They were completely overwhelmed and amazed at the surprise and the kindness and generosity of everyone.”

Mr Godfrey is raising funds for Hospiscare.

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Toni-Hiscocks.

Independent Gourmet Foods delivering lunch Picture: Peter BowlerIndependent Gourmet Foods delivering lunch Picture: Peter Bowler

Independent Gourmet Foods delivering lunch Picture: Peter BowlerIndependent Gourmet Foods delivering lunch Picture: Peter Bowler

Pam and Malcolm with Pam's brother Alan and his wife Picture: Peter BowlerPam and Malcolm with Pam's brother Alan and his wife Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam celebrate their 60th anniversary during lockdown Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam celebrate their 60th anniversary during lockdown Picture: Peter Bowler

Richard Hunt, the Wentworth Chef, delivering an afternoon tea to Malcolm and Pam Picture: Peter BowlerRichard Hunt, the Wentworth Chef, delivering an afternoon tea to Malcolm and Pam Picture: Peter Bowler

The afternoon tea Picture: Peter BowlerThe afternoon tea Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter Bowler

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Picture: contributedMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Picture: contributed

Malcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter BowlerMalcolm and Pam Dobbin from Buldleigh celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were treated to having their front lawn cut by Paul Godfrey who dressed up as a French chef Picture: Peter Bowler


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