CHILDREN have donated hundreds of Easter eggs to families.

Pupils at Gorsey Bank School in Wilmslow wanted to reach out and treat children less fortunate than themselves.

The school teamed up with a local food bank to help parents facing financial difficulties provide Easter eggs for their children.

As the Covid-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to close and families to lose their livelihoods, this is a time of great hardship for many and one in which luxuries such as Easter eggs may be an expense too far.

Wilmslow Parish Church facilitates the food bank Food Friend. During the pandemic, the demand on the foodbank has soared.

Flo Knowles from Food Friend said: “The demand was really high at the beginning of the pandemic.

"The donation is fantastic especially at this time of year, with the kids coming back into school, and for people that have been struggling it will be really lovely to have something that will cheer them up over Easter.”

Gorsey Bank School donates 220 Easter eggs to children

Gorsey Bank School donates 220 Easter eggs to children

Gorsey Bank School donates 220 Easter eggs to children

Gorsey Bank pupils fundraise for nominated charities throughout the year but this time wanted to help a cause that can impact people in their own community.

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Joe Maguire, headteacher at Gorsey Bank, said: “Our pupils are very aware of the current economic climate and expressed interest in helping other children who may not receive as much as them. The Easter egg donation was a simple task but one that could make another child’s Easter holiday great.

“We encourage our pupils to think about the community they live in and beyond. As well as our ongoing support for the Ronald McDonald House Charity, we recently we raised awareness of Red Nose Day and our pupils considered what life is like for children their age in different countries.”