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.”


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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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