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Easter Egg Appeal 2021

Staff are being asked to help make Easter egg-stra special for vulnerable children across Liverpool.

Covid has hit some of our most deprived areas and struggling families the hardest. Job losses, furlough and shielding are just some of the factors which have pushed families further into poverty.

We know that our staff always try to make a difference, so we’re hoping that you will be able to donate an Easter egg for the children of families we support, via our Children’s Centres.

Between April 2020 and January 2021, our Children’s Centres supported more than 16,000 children.

We think the kids will be egg-static to get a treat and it’s important that families know we continue to think about them, and continue to support them, when times are hard.

With so many of us still working from home, this year’s appeal is going to be different:

  • First up, we’re using an Amazon Wish List
  • We have created a wish list of eggs which you can view here
  • We’ve kept it simple, checked out reviews and value for money and decided on three options only
  • Eggs have to be bought in bulk – we appreciate this isn’t ideal - but it’s the only way to make it cost effective
  • A bundle (4 medium Thorntons eggs or a selection of Crème Caramel/Oreo eggs) cost £10 each
  • We do not expect staff to purchase a bundle on your own
  • Instead we would love it if you could speak to your colleagues and club together to buy them between you
  • Delivery is free for Amazon Prime customers
  • If one of your group is an Amazon Prime customer, please ask them to make the purchase to avoid a delivery charge (£5)
  • Simply add one of the egg bundles to your basket and go to the checkout
  • Select c/o Hazel Paterson as your delivery address, the address is hidden for security reasons but your eggs will go to Wavertree Children’s Centre
  • You will need to be logged into your personal Amazon account to complete the purchase
  • And that’s it! Wavertree Children’s Centre will receive your eggs the next day and will share them with centres across Liverpool before Easter
  • The appeal will close on Friday 19 March

Children’s Centres Service Manager, Hazel Paterson said: “Our Children’s Centres are a lifeline for many families, a place where they can seek advice and guidance on parenting, as well as access support and training opportunities for themselves. Unfortunately the pandemic has seen more families struggling to make ends meet and it would be lovely if we could help them to give their children an Easter treat. The Easter eggs we receive will be given to the families that are most vulnerable who we know this will bring some sunshine to. Thank you so much to colleagues for getting involved in this special appeal.”

We would much rather be able to collect donations in our offices like in ‘normal’ times, but in these extraordinary times we have to be more flexible in how our appeals can run. We thank you for your understanding.

If you have any feedback about the appeal please contact Internal Communications.

**Thank you to Sandra Fogarty in Culture Liverpool for her idea about bringing back our Easter Egg Appeal!**