Special Easter for Fenland’s children after appeal nets huge haul of donated eggs

KIND-hearted Fenland residents have helped make it a special Easter for children across the district.

More than 50 chocolate eggs have been donated by readers of the Cambs Times/Wisbech Standard in response to an appeal by the Anglia Co-operative Travel branches in March and Wisbech.

The Easter treats will go to Fenland Home-Start, a charity which supports vulnerable children and families in the area.

The haul of eggs - collected at Anglia Co-operative Travel’s branch in March - were received by Home-Start’s chairman, Brenda Bottrell, on Wednesday (April 20).

Natasha Thatcher, Co-op branch manager, said: “The generosity the public has shown has been brilliant. Their kind donations will help such a worthy cause and reach loads of children.”

Staff at the Wisbech branch presented dozens of eggs to Wisbech Salvation Army’s Major Robert Smart on Tuesday.

Kelly Hubbard, manager of the Wisbech branch, said: “The Salvation Army will distribute them to children in the area who otherwise may not be fortunate enough to receive any eggs this Easter.

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“It’s the first year we have run an Easter eggs appeal and our customers and your readers have been so generous. We’re very grateful to everyone for their donations.”

Fenland Home-Start chairman Brenda Bottrell thanked Anglia Co-operative Travel customers and Cambs Times readers for their generosity and said the eggs would be distributed over the Easter period by a team of unpaid volunteers.

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