In the run up to Easter, employees from our Improvements team went over and above to collect and give out over 600 Easter eggs donated from our contractors.
This enormous donation of eggs was made possible thanks to local contractors, who work with us on some of our improvement and environmental schemes across the district; MRM Solutions, Barkers Fencing, Karl Austerfield Roofing, KMR Skips and Morrison’s supermarket in Knottingley.
Pervez Khaliq, Project Officer – Improvements, said: “When I asked for donations of Ester eggs I was overwhelmed with the support we received from the contractors. We expected about 200 or so eggs, so to give out over 600 to local families and other groups was amazing. It truly was a brilliant team effort, we got all the tradespeople working on our improvement and environmental schemes at Lindsay Avenue and Esther Grove in Wakefield to hand them out on site to local families. It was lovely to be able to put a smile on people’s faces after the tough start we’ve had for 2021.”
The team then donated the remaining Easter eggs to Snapethorpe primary school for the children there to enjoy and also to our Love Where You Live Community Group winners, The Well Project in Normanton in time for them to hand out to people using the food bank and their services, ready for Easter.
Michelle, Community Project Coordinator at The Well Project, said: “We cannot thank Pervez, the team and your contractors enough for arranging this donation, without him having us in his thoughts we may have struggled to provide a gift of an Easter Egg to all of our clients who are vulnerable people in the community. The people in the community will be so grateful, as are we for this extremely kind and generous donation.
Many thanks for your continued support - it really does help our community, it's nice to have one of your employees who has definitely gone the extra mile in these strange times and as we have been struggling for donations over the period.”