Thousands of Easter eggs given to good causes
People and organisations from across the country have been donating chocolate eggs to deserving causes.
Despite the presence of gigantic chocolate eggs being a consistent formidable sight in the run up to Eastertime (and for many weeks afterwards given how many of them remain unsold), they are still a luxury item that – all things considered – are unlikely to rank very highly on anyone’s list of essential shopping items.
Because the desperation of shops to get rid of their Easter stock doesn’t start until after the big weekend has finished, for many Easter eggs can be too expensive to budget into the weekly shop. It is at these momentous occasions in the year that everyone should extend extra gratitude to those who are willing to give up their time and money to deliver happiness to others.
Take the Stars Appeal in Salisbury, for example. The local charity has been dishing out free Easter eggs to staff at Salisbury District Hospital following hundreds of donations from people and businesses in the local community; Innocent smoothies, hot cross buns and Coca-Cola drinks have been dispatched too.
Additionally, the charity has raised £15,000 to support patients and workers at the hospital with free Wi-Fi, counselling and equipment.
Meanwhile, a company in the Black Country has purchased four hundred Easter eggs to give to children who are being treated at two hospitals in the area. The donation (organised by staff at Fast Line Steel Services) will see the goodies being delivered to kids at Wolverhampton’s New Cross Hospital and Manor Hospital in Walsall.
To ensure that there is no discrimination against adults, the firm has also gifted bottles of water to NHS staff working selflessly on the wards of the hospitals.
In Rochdale, staff from the Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership (a collaboration between Rochdale council and Greater Manchester Police) have been distributing chocolate eggs to houses seen displaying a rainbow. 2,635 treats (all donated from members of the community) will be sent out by Easter Sunday, ensuring thousands of children receive an important sugar boost during the long weekend.
Elsewhere, a contribution of five hundred Easter eggs from Rugby Borough Football Club has delighted staff at the nearby Hospital of St Cross. To ensure that the whole neighbourhood benefits from a boosted community spirit, the club has also provided tables to establish a food bank and encouraged its staff to deliver food and shopping to vulnerable residents.
Despite incredibly testing and distressing times at the moment, it is comforting to see that the generosity of many is completely unaffected.