Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 17 March 2023
GENEROUS Burbage residents have kindly donated over 120 Easter Eggs to the Parish Council Chairman’s Easter Egg drive, which will see them given to people in need.
The Easter Egg drive was arranged by Parish Council Chairman, Coun. Danny Findlay, who set up a donation point inside the Millennium Hall for the chocolate eggs.
It was first launched back on Monday, 9 March, to coincide with the Annual Parish Meeting – with a deadline of Wednesday, 15 March. A post shared on Twitter last night (Thursday, 16 February) confirmed the appeal seen more than 120 total donations.
And, a Burbage Parish Council spokesperson revealed that banking giant Barclays had donated a three-figure sum of £110 towards the appeal at the most recent Annual Parish Meeting – something which Councillor Findlay said he is ‘grateful’ to them for.
The eggs were distributed by a charitable Burbage group called ‘A Helping Hand’, who hold pop-up shops inside the Millennium Hall once a month, which offers discounted food and household goods for villagers who need them.
The monthly pop-up sees attendees pay just £3 for one bag which they can then fill with whatever they choose on the tables, from groceries, fresh goods, and toiletries.
Any remaining eggs are to be passed to a local group that helps homeless families.
One of the founders of ‘A Helping Hand’, Andy Pierce, said the pop-ups are “a brilliant resource for anyone that may be ‘feeling the pinch’ due to everything that is going on”.
Anybody looking to donate to the group for their future sessions can message their Facebook page, where one of the organisers will respond with donation information.