Two people smiling looking out over donated Easter eggs

Bereaved children who are receiving counselling support at the hospice will be receiving chocolate eggs donated by DHL Supply Chain this Easter.

Sixty eggs were donated by site staff from the supply chain business, located on East Midlands Gateway, who are keen to support local charities as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Keen to support a charity that helps local people

Eva Crocker, Operations Development Manager, organised the collection of eggs. She came to look around the hospice here in Risley.
“We were keen to support a charity that helps local people. I play the Treetops Lottery each month and a former colleague also fundraises for Treetops after they cared for her grandfather, so it seemed like the right fit.
To know that the eggs will be passed to local bereaved children is really important to us. Lots of colleagues have families and we can’t imagine how hard it is for children who have lost a family member.
“We are really glad that we can help in some small way.”
The eggs will be passed to children and young people over the next few days. Jules Kirk, Head of Counselling at Treetops explained:

A lovely gesture

Easter is traditionally seen as a family time and like many other points in the year, this can be a challenge for those who’ve been bereaved.

“The eggs will be a nice treat for our young clients and we’re really grateful to everyone from DHL. It’s a really lovely gesture.”