Work Wales deliver Easter spirit to children

We just wanted to share the amazing work of event partner Work Wales, which over the Easter Holidays raised more than £500 for three children’s charities to allow them to buy Easter Eggs for vulnerable or underprivileged children.

Work Wales has been running the scheme for several years. Usually, they visit local children’s hospital wards to hand out the eggs – often more than 1,000.

However, given the extra precautions required because of the Coronavirus, they instead raised money and donated it to three charities instead: The Carmarthenshire Youth and Children’s Association, The Kids Cancer Charity and Local Aid for Children and Community Special Needs. They instead bought and distributed the eggs.

Christina Allen, director of Work Wales, said: “We aim to collect enough eggs to donate one to each child involved in these charities. We were all very emotional last year as their little faces were full of delight upon receiving them.

“We were overwhelmed with everyone’s generosity last year and after donating to the chosen charities we also visited the local children’s hospital wards as we received so many eggs from our lovely client and prospect base.

“This year, we are taking extra precautions due to the Coronavirus and so rather than visit all the lovely businesses who are donating the eggs, we instead made a donation and purchased the eggs ourselves and deliver to the chosen charities.”

The initiative has had an incredible response with many recipients very touched and grateful.

One mum of a four-year old with cancer said: “”A big thank you to you and the kind people at Work Wales for our Easter pack. The children were delighted with it all … they started on the Easter activities straight away and thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate. We are in isolation in a flat so keeping the children busy and happy is a challenge. Your package was just what we needed! Thank you.”

Another mum with a nine-year old with leukaemia added: “Thank you for the activity packs, crafts and chocolate you sent our two for Easter…. they have loved doing the art and crafts, the rabbit masks are great and they loved making an Easter card. The chocolate didn’t last long…. it was a lovely treat.”

A mum of a 13-year old with a tumour added: “Please pass on our thanks to the Work Wales team for the flat packed easter eggs you sent our two. The flat pack chocolate made us chuckle…. it was a lovely idea…. and the boys said it was very tasty! Still chuckling as I write this….clever idea…thanks!”