Readers make Easter for kids

Giorgia Tasinato and Bethan Glaister-Smith, of South Tyneside Hospital, take delivery of sacksful of Easter Eggs from Amy, of Hope 4 Kidz.
Giorgia Tasinato and Bethan Glaister-Smith, of South Tyneside Hospital, take delivery of sacksful of Easter Eggs from Amy, of Hope 4 Kidz.
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It is going to be a cracking Easter for some of our most vulnerable youngsters thanks to your egg-cellent response to our Easter Egg Appeal.

Your response to this year’s Easter Egg Appeal has been amazing. Thanks to you more than 2,000 children will be able to enjoy a chocolate treat over the Easter period. Eggs to the value of £4,154 were donated and once again we have been bowled over by the wonderful donations.

The Shield Gazette teamed up with North East Charity Hope 4 Kidz, to help the Easter Bunny deliver chocolate treats to youngsters,who without your help, may not otherwise have enjoyed a treat over the Easter holidays.

Chocolate treats have been donated to refuges, hospitals, vulnerable children’s units, homeless, young carers, child protection services and special needs units across the North East.

The Gazette and Hope 4 Kidz rely on you the public and business to make our appeal successful and we cannot thank you enough for your support.

Viv Watts, Chief Executive of Hope 4 Kidz, said: “The response to our appeal has once again been tremendous, well, simply amazing. The request for donations grows every year and it is thanks to the generosity of the people of Sunderland and all the business that we can meet those requests.”

Special thanks also goes to all our desginated drop off points Morrisons in Ocean Road and Santander in King Street

Gavin Foster, Managing Editor of the Shield Gazette, said; “Once again the people of Shields have amazed us with their generosiy. We cannot thank you enough for all the donations, which help to make our appeals so successful and bring so much joy to some our most poorly and vulnerable youngsters.”