The Trust’s Easter bunnies

All through March, The Ray Collins Charitable Trust and friends of the trust were collecting Easter eggs in Waitrose Wantage for all the local day centres, Fitzwaryn school, The Children’s Hospital at the JR, Sobell House and for elderly and vulnerable people living in isolation.

In total the trustees and volunteers collected 850 eggs! Approx. £2,000 worth, which is a staggering amount. All the trustees would like to thank the staff and amazing customers in Waitrose for their continued help and support.

A huge thank you to Sarah Lewis Tynan and Adam Tynan, Tracey, Sarah Crayford, Julia Trinder and Ellie, Karen England, Susan Thwaite, Paula-Jane Dean, Jan Taylor, Georgina Hicks, Jacqui Allen, Stuart Game and Daisy Game and Wendy Stimpson for giving up your time and helping with this fantastic effort and to Lisa Henry for her sorting and stacking skills and stacking skills.

They say nothing in life is guaranteed, but I guarantee we will see 850 massive smiles on some of the most deserving and very special people’s faces aged from new-borns to 100+.

Together we are making a real difference in our community.

Life always gives you an opportunity to make someone smile.

Trustees made up six Easter egg parcels for Maria Curtis, her siblings and her mum Minnie. Maria is looking so much better than she did at Christmas, when she spent several days in hospital.

Her kidney is functioning better but still a long way to go. All the Trustees wish Minnie, Maria and all the family a very Happy Easter and an we will continue to monitor Maria’s progress and help where we can.

Trustees delivered hundreds of eggs to The October Club, Wantage Health & Wellbeing Centre, The Charlton Centre for adults with special needs, Stirling’s Elderly Care Home, Grove Day Centre, Beatbox youth club children with special needs, Fitzwaryn School, all wards at the Children’s Hospital at the JR and children’s A&E and Sobell House.

Ray and Phil visited the Children’s Hospital. Several patients were thrilled with their chocolatey surprise, none more than little Connor who is recovering from a serious head operation. How big is that smile!

The trust also purchased a brand new fridge freezer for Sweatbox youth club after theirs failed and couldn’t be repaired economically. Ray and Kate delivered the fridge freezer along with Easter eggs for Beatbox.

Thank you to all who donated your generosity and kindness made this possible.

Happy Easter!

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