Easter bunny Jeanette thanks the generosity of Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire’s own Christmas mum-turned-Easter Bunny has thanked county residents for helping put a spring in the footsteps of children in care by donating more than 5,274 chocolate treats.
Jeanette Walsh, former social worker and good all-round egg, in addition to collecting and distributing thousands of Christmas gifts to county children, provides Easter eggs to children and their families.
To help her solve the problem, Jeanette had recruited chocolate collectors among supermarket customers, businesses, individuals and Nandos customers to donate eggs and funds to bring Easter joy to local children. most vulnerable in Northamptonshire.
Jeanette said: “Thank you on behalf of all the children, families and young people across Northamptonshire who enjoyed a little chocolate over Easter.
“This year has been a very difficult year for collecting and delivering Easter eggs, but I have managed to deliver to all of the social work teams and children’s homes in our county.
“At last count there were 5,274 very generously donated Easter eggs from the good people of Northamptonshire, so well done to all of you, that’s absolutely fantastic.”
Working with her current employers Nandos, Jeanette, a part-time host at the Kettering branch, was helped to raise funds with an online appeal to replace collections typically done by churches, schools and businesses.
Jeanette added: “I would like to thank everyone for their generosity, especially Asda in Rushden, Northampton Waitrose, Stanwick Church, NHFT NHS, Rothwell Methodist Church, Barclays, Northants Police, The Salvation Army, Sophie and Maureen, MCP2 , IPLS, Travis Perkins, Shoosmiths, NCC, Cheryl and Family, Friend’s Patient Transport and Nandos.
“It’s really great when you can put a little smile on the children’s faces especially when they see that we brought them a little Easter egg, they are so happy.
“So thank you again, you made a difference.”