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Grantham volunteers deliver hundreds of Easter eggs to children in lockdown




Two construction workers have been out delivering hundreds of eggs to children self-isolating in Grantham.

Danny Emms and Ian Haynes, who set up Grantham Care Packages to deliver food and essentials to the elderly and vulnerable in town, delivered 200 chocolate eggs to youngsters on Sunday.

Danny’s wife Emma has been co-ordinating the service.

Arlo and Aston-Jay were delighted with their Easter eggs.(33435014)
Arlo and Aston-Jay were delighted with their Easter eggs.(33435014)

She said: “We came up with the idea to deliver the eggs after realising that people might not be able to get out to buy them for their kids or have the money to do so.”

Morrisons in Grantham donated 120 chocolate Easter eggs and Danny and Ian dipped into their own pockets to purchase the rest.

An extra 50 chocolate eggs were delivered to households on Monday after being donated by Stuart Hamilton.

Emma revealed their plans on Facebook to deliver eggs to houses that had pictures of rainbows in their windows.

She added: “Although we were not able to deliver to every house with a rainbow, as much as we would have loved to, they still managed to deliver eggs to 200 households on Sunday.”

Arlo, 4, and Aston-Jay, 8, were delighted to receive their eggs.

Their mum, Terri Lee, said: “[Grantham Care Packages] are doing an absolutely amazing job by showing such kindness with no expectations of reward. They have really lifted community spirit.”

Anybody who would like to make a donation to Grantham Care Packages, ask for help or nominate someone for help should search for Grantham Care Packages on Facebook and message Emma.



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