Volunteers make it their mission to collect enough Easter eggs for all the children in a Doncaster village

A dedicated group of volunteers concerned with food poverty are hoping to put smiles on children's faces this Easter by taking Easter eggs to those in need.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 6:55 am

Jackie Palmer, a Morrisons Community Champion, set up Armthorpe Food support because she felt there was a need in the village.

She alongside a team of volunteers have been busy collecting Easter eggs to give out to children in the coming weeks.

Chris Brodhurst-Brown, co-coordinator, said: “It’s fair to say that it is terrible that we even need to do this.

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A group of volunteers is collecting Easter eggs for children.
A group of volunteers is collecting Easter eggs for children.

“But we know there are families in the village who are struggling to access food.

“We’re all really proud of what we have been able to achieve so far.”

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Chris said that they have been astounded by the number of people who want to help others during this pandemic.

The volunteers want to put smiles on kids faces after a rough year.

Many of whom live in the village itself and want to help their own neighbours.

Despite the struggles of Covid-19 they have managed to operate their food support mission by remotely delivering food, wearing PPE at all times and enforcing social distancing.

One volunteer Carol Powney has already gathered hundreds of eggs for their Easter goal.

She said: “We just want to put smiles on kids' faces after a really hard year.

“It’s amazing how fast our group has grown.”

If any local people or businesses wish to donate to their cause you can contact them on 01302 355093 or there is a cage in the Armthorpe Morrisons where donations can be left.

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