Easter Bunny delivers hundreds of eggs to children in South Tyneside
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Co-founder of Hebburn Helps Angie Comerford has found the time to put smiles on the faces of dozens of children who will be spending their Easter holidays at home this year.
Dressed as the Easter Bunny she has delivered more than 100 chocolate eggs to homes in Hebburn and Jarrow from Tuesday, April 7 –Thursday, April 9.
In line with government guidelines, Angie has been leaving the eggs on the doorstep and has avoided any contact with the children, maintaining the required two metres of social distance at all times.
The Easter weekend takes place from Friday, April 10 – Monday, April 13, but families will be spending it at home this year in keeping with the measures put in place slow the spread of Covid-19.
Hebburn Helps food bank and crisis response centre, based on Campbell Park Road, runs an annual appeal for donations of chocolate eggs to give to those children who may otherwise not receive any over the holiday period.
This year they have collected around 600 Easter eggs, despite the impact that the coronavirus outbreak has had on people’s lives in recent weeks.
Angie took time out from delivering much-need isolation packs and essential items to those who are most at risk from the virus, or who can’t leave the house as they are self-isolating.
With co-founder Jo Durkin and a team of volunteers she has helped hundreds of people since the UK went into lockdown on Monday, March 23.
As well as isolation packs they have delivered 120 packed lunches every day to children and families who have been hit the hardest by school closures.
“The kids are all stuck at home so I just wanted to put a smile on their faces,” said Angie.
“Seeing the look on their faces is absolutely priceless – their little eyes light up – it’s such a nice feeling.”
She added: “It’’s been lovely for me as well. It’s just nice spread a little cheer the current circumstances.”