Chocoholics unite at the Activity Centre!

April 2012

Youngsters from Lemington Riverside Primary dropped in at the charity's Alan Shearer Activity Centre during the school holidays to help to distribute 160 Easter eggs collected by themselves and Co-op Funeral Care.

The children, their teachers and representatives from Co-op Funeral Care, were given a tour of the specialist facilities before getting the opportunity to hand over the chocolate treats to disabled children enjoying the Centre.

School Governor Julie Forster said: "We're working towards Disability Awareness Week at school at the moment so we felt that the opportunity to contribute to Co-op Funeral Care's Easter egg donation couldn't be missed. We don't have many children in the school with disabilities so activities like this help them to understand the wider community which is just on their doorstep. The facilities are really excellent – they just keep getting bigger and better!"

Centre Manager Maxine Pearson added: "It's a lovely idea to bring the children along and raise their awareness of the facilities and its users. Everyone has really enjoyed themselves and the children are getting the chance to see the Centre being used appropriately. We're very grateful to the school and Co-op Funeral Care for such a generous donation and judging by the smiles we've seen today so are our service users."

Children from Riverside Primary School in Lemington

Some of the 160 Easter eggs collected