Witham Nursery donates Easter eggs to local hospice charity

A local nursery has been egg-tra generous this Easter by supporting its local children’s hospice.

Honeybear House Day Nursery in Witham has kindly collected and donated 75 Easter eggs to Little Havens.

The children and their families at the Nursery in Conrad Road, have been collecting Easter eggs to give to the charity for a number of weeks in the lead up to Easter after one of the children came up with the idea whilst playing with some toy money.

Jackie Wilson, Nursery Manager said, “The story of how the collection started is a lovely one. One of the pre-school children came into nursery with some play money for me and told me it was so we could have a pyjama party to collect some money. After we spoke about who the money might be for, she and her mum decided that we would collect Easter eggs for poorly children.

“The pyjama party was originally planned for Thursday 9th April before the nursery shut for the Easter weekend but once we realised we might have to close the nursery early because of the Coronavirus, we moved it forward. I would like to thank all the children and their families as well as staff for all their donations and efforts in collecting the Easter eggs and we really hope they make a positive difference.”

Rachel Hawksworth, Area Team Leader from Havens Hospices received the Easter eggs on behalf of the charity. She said, “Thank you so much to everyone at Honeybear House Day Nursery for their generous donation of 75 Easter eggs. Our hospice care can only exist because of the support and generosity from the community and it so heart-warming to know that our local communities are still thinking about the charity during these tough times. The Easter eggs will definitely put a smile on our children’s faces.”

Havens Hospices includes Fair Havens, The J’s and Little Havens which offers palliative and supportive care to those living with a complex or incurable condition, either within the hospices or in the community. All its care is free of charge but can only continue thanks to the kindness and generosity of its supporters.

Little Havens Hospice now has enough Easter egg donations for the children staying at the hospice but there are other ways to you can support the charity. Any donation that you can make – whatever the size – will have an immediate impact on local hospice care right now.  Small and regular gifts can help plan for future care – a monthly donation of £3 or £5 or playing their Lottery for £1 a week all helps. Supporters can still organise safe fundraising events from the comfort and safety of their home – for a list of ideas, head to www.havenshospices.org.uk/havensherobingo


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A child at the Nursery presents the Easter Egg collection