Eastwood Funeral Society donates hundreds of Easter eggs so no child will be without

From left: Carol Inquieti, office administrator at Gillotts Funeral Directors, Susan Bagshaw, director of the Eastwood Food Bank, and Helen Ellis, funeral director at Gillotts, with the chocolate eggs the company donated to the bank food for local children.

Gillotts Funeral Directors made the gesture as part of their continued support for families going through difficult times in Eastwood, Kimberley, Stapleford, Selston and Heanor.

The company runs an office in each city and earlier this year donated money to local food banks to help them buy and supply food and household items to the growing number of families who use their service. throughout the year.

The money was the proceeds of her Christmas charity appeal and this week funeral director Helen Ellis returned to each food bank laden with a bumper delivery of chocolate eggs to give to families the next time they visit. will show up to collect their food.

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The food banks in question were the Eastwood Food Bank, which serves families living in Eastwood and Kimberley, the Haven Food Bank in Stapleford, the Brinsley Food Bank, the Selston Food Bank at the Tin Hat Center and Salcare, which serves the local community of Heanor.

Helen said it was important to make sure no child leaves without an egg to open.

She said: ‘We’ve been supporting food banks for two years now at Christmas and decided it would be good for the children of families who go there to wake up on Easter Sunday with their own chocolate egg.

“It’s so rewarding to be able to give something back to the communities we work in like this and to make sure no child goes without a chocolate egg this Easter just because their families find things a bit tight. .”

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