Easter surprise for Cheshire children

Children coping with lockdown in a Cheshire town had a Bank Holiday surprise as Easter eggs were left on doorsteps by volunteers.

2,500 chocolate eggs were delivered to homes in Newton-le-Willows, one for every primary school pupil in the town.

The egg drop was organised by the town’s community group to replace the annual Easter egg hunt, which was cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

“Kids are off school, away from friends, sat at home, it’s a long Easter weekend anyway, so we just wanted to give them something that hopefully was a bit of normality.

SEVE GOMEZ-ASPRON, Newton-le-Willows Town Community Group
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More than 100 volunteers were involved in the deliveries.

The town’s community group raised nearly a thousand pounds to buy the eggs, with a contribution from the local Tesco store.

The community group got the children’s addresses from local schools and parents were asked to keep the Easter egg drop a secret from their children.

The volunteers have received cards and pictures from the children, thanking them for the eggs.

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