How to give Easter eggs to Northamptonshire’s neediest children
Northamptonshire Easter Bunny Jeanette Walsh – known across the county as Mrs Claus – needs your help once again this time to ensure children in need have an Easter wedge full of treats.
A former social worker and all-rounder, Jeanette spends much of the year organizing a seasonal gift appeal for the county’s most needy children and families.
But she has now sprang into action as an Easter Bunny with an irresistible call to deliver Easter treats to vulnerable children in care.
Jeanette has partnered with Nando restaurants in the county to provide drop-off points
She said: “The people of Northamptonshire are some of the most generous and generous people in the country.
“I know what it’s like to grow up in care and what it’s like to go without. We need to give those kids who have the least a little treat.
Nando’s, where Jeanette works part-time as a host, offered to collect Easter eggs to bring some springtime cheer to children who would otherwise go without.
She said, “Who doesn’t like a little chocolate?” Children from underprivileged families deserve something nice.
Jeanette has already delivered hundreds of eggs to county social work teams, but she still needs donations.
She said: “Last year we collected 6,137 eggs. This year I would like to collect more.
“Young people leaving custody don’t have the ‘mom and dad bank’ to fall back on. If we can provide an Easter egg, that’s a few more pounds that can be spent on essentials. That can give the kids some normalcy.”
People can donate Easter eggs to Jeanette’s call at Nando restaurant drop-off points in Corby, Kettering, Rushden Lakes and Northampton.
She will then distribute them to social services staff throughout the county who care for the children, including the leaving team and the special guardianship team.
Lorena Kondrov, Assistant Manager of Northampton Nando’s, said: “We have been helping Jeanette for many years and are proud to be able to help again.
“We want to support the children of Northamptonshire by helping Jeanette.”