A cracking Easter was had by all

23 April 2019

A busy and colourful Easter

Easter weekend has been packed with special events and activities across our services.

Residents living in our nursing homes in Sunderland and Newcastle attended Mass in the homes' own chapels and, as Lent was at an end, chocolate was much in evidence again.

Erin, nine-year-old granddaughter of our nursing homes manager, Julie, spread lots of smiles with her delivery of hand-made Easter chicks to our Holy Cross nursing home and some of our enterprising residents even used them to decorate their prize-winning Easter bonnets.

It was also a time for giving, and we'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated Easter eggs to the children in our care.

Colourful chocolate eggs have been arriving at our Alan Shearer Centre over the last week or so and Centre members, Thomas, Kevin, Nora, Sofia and Marcus had their pick of the treats when Budget Taxis manager, John Robinson delivered a clutch of chocolate eggs when they were visiting the Centre.

More eggs arrived with Nikki and her daughter Ellen who delivered another batch on behalf of Rook Matthews Estate Agents.

Our grateful thanks also go to Nuffield Health. Each donation has helped to make sure there are plenty of Easter eggs to go round.

Relationship Manager, Nicola Milne said, "I'm amazed at the generosity of our supporters and all the children were so happy to receive their surprise gifts."