North West homebuilder partners with local charity for Easter egg donation
Green Fold School students with eggs, principal Gary Anders, school principal and Variety North West principal Lyn Staunton (Picture: Dave Nelson)
Submitted by Jessica Pardoe
Homebuilder Miller Homes and the local community have come together to donate over 450 Easter eggs to two schools and a North West charity.
The donations were dropped off at the homebuilder’s North West sales centers for Variety the Children’s Charity.
The charity and Miller Homes have previously teamed up for annual Easter egg drives.
The eggs were donated to charity, which were passed on to Maintained Special School Green Fold in Farnworth, a Rett Syndrome charity and also a specialist school in Liverpool for the enjoyment of the children.
About 100 of the eggs came from a donation from the home builder, with the rest being contributions from the North West community, including more than 100 from the Land Treasury office in Warton, Lancaster.
Residents have been encouraged to lay Easter eggs at their nearest Miller Homes developments in the North West, which stretch from Congleton to Warton, including places such as Clitheroe, Greater Manchester and Catterall. Contributions included a number of chocolate treats of varying sizes, with considerate donors even donating gluten-free eggs for the ride.
The majority of Easter eggs were presented to children at Green Fold School, others returned to Variety North West offices in Greater Manchester for distribution across the region to vulnerable and less fortunate children who would otherwise might not have received an egg at Easter. .
Lyn Staunton, Variety’s North West Development Director, said: “Each year we remain so grateful for the support of Miller Homes, these Easter Eggs make such a big difference for the children our charity supports, and we are thrilled that Miller Homes have chosen to partner with us to do this amazing thing.
Clare Noakes, Sales Manager for Miller Homes in the North West, adds: ‘This is our sixth annual Easter egg drive for Variety, we have even continued with our own donations through the pandemic restrictions. This year we were delighted to welcome locals back to our sales center to join us in our contributions, and they really did not disappoint!”
Variety North West offers child-focused support, helping disabled and disadvantaged children to develop physically or socially. The charity works hard to ensure needs are met and children can enjoy a much better future. Following the challenges of 2020 and 2021, support for the association is more necessary than ever.
You can learn more about Miller Homes’ charitable and community work by following their Twitter account (here).
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