Easter Egg DeliveryDate Posted: 19/04/2018 | Posted In: Latest news
The Interact Club from QE have continued to make a positive impact on the community by organising an Easter egg collection for the local women’s refuge. The group encouraged both staff and students to donate chocolate eggs for Family Help Darlington CIO, a registered charity which aims to provide safe, temporary accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse. The response was overwhelming with Interact Club members Alicia Stewart and Jade Turnbull delivering two large sacks of donations to the shelter just before the Easter break. In fact, there were so many Easter eggs given that a refuge centre in Middlesbrough also benefitted from this wonderful act of kindness. The students now hope to continue working with Family Help Darlington CIO by creating cookery activity packs for the children to enjoy during their time there.
Reflecting upon her visit to the shelter, Alicia comments: ‘It’s great to make a difference to people who are less fortunate than us. No matter how big or small the Easter eggs were they were all warmly received’. Nancy Wall, Co-Ordinator of the Interact Club, adds: ‘Whilst we were at the refuge, a girl approached us to say thank you for her egg and it makes you realise how lucky you are. I am extremely proud of the Interact Club for organising the collection and look forward to working with Family Help Darlington CIO in the future’.