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Council staff’s charity Easter Egg collection

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BEST NEST: Liverpool City Council Charity Champion Lisa Flynn surrounded by some of the hundreds of chocolate Easter Eggs collected by council staff.

BIG-hearted Livepool City Council workers will make Easter ‘eggstra’ special for children across the city thanks to a cracking charity campaign.

Over the past few weeks hundreds of staff members have been laying eggs in special collection areas across a number of council buildings in readiness for the Easter celebrations.

City Council Charity Champion Lisa Flynn hatched the idea of helping hundreds of well-deserving youngsters have a great time over the holidays. Other charity champions from across the organisation flocked to help her out.

Lisa said: “We thought it would be a good idea to do something to help children in Liverpool over Easter and the egg collection seemed like the perfect idea. It really caught on and members of staff from across the organisation were only too happy to help out.”

In total, the great egg race netted more than 400 eggs for the cause. The chocolate creations will be dispatched to children across the city.

One of the destinations for some of the eggs will be to Liverpool charity CHICS, which supports children with cancer and their families. CHICS is one of Liverpool City Council’s Corporate Charities for 2018.

The council’s Children’s Services team has also identified hundreds of children who may not otherwise get an egg this year.

Lisa added: “The response from council staff has been amazing and it’s nice to think that their efforts are going to bring a little bit of joy to a lot of children in our city this Easter. This is one egg challenge that will really take some beating.”

 

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