Shields Gazette Easter Egg Appeal aims to give children in need a cracking treat

Wendy Kassim, from Morrisons, with Amy, from Hope 4 Kidz, and some of the may eggs that were donated to this year's Easter Egg Appeal.
Wendy Kassim, from Morrisons, with Amy, from Hope 4 Kidz, and some of the may eggs that were donated to this year's Easter Egg Appeal.

The Shields Gazette and the charity Hope 4 Kidz are hoping you will help make this year’s Easter Egg Appeal a cracking success.

Last year you donated more than 2,000 chocolate treats, which were distributed to children struggling to overcome long-term illness, disability and problems such as poverty and abuse.

This year we hope to support even more children in refuges, hospitals, homeless units and special needs units

North East charity Hope 4 Kidz, which helps underprivileged children, will be collecting and distributing the eggs in the week leading up to Easter.

Viv Watts, of Hope 4 Kidz, said: “We have had requests for more than 1,000 Easter Eggs so far, with more request coming in every day.

“We are very grateful to the public and businesses for their donations because without their support we would not be able to help all the charities who rely on us.

“Our plea, of course, is please buy an extra Easter Egg and drop it into one of the collection points so that we can support all of the wish lists.

“We would also like to once again thank the business who act as drop off points because without their support we would not be able run our appeals.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at one of our drop off points: Morrisons in Ocean Road and Santander in King Street.

Last day for donations will be Wednesday, March 28.

For more information about Hope 4 Kidz or to have an Easter delivery, please call the charity direct on 0191 534 7788, email aimee.burns@hope4kidz.org.uk or visit www.hope4kidz.org.uk.