Co-op stores from across Bedford donate Easter eggs to children's ward

Customers help bring joy to youngsters who won't be able to celebrate at home

By Clare Turner
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:13 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:14 pm

Co-op stores from Bedford and the surrounding area have got together to help children in Bedford Hospital.

Henry Whyborn-Taylor, from the Cranfield store - together Lauren Nichols - organised the donation drive and enlisted stores in Marston Moretaine, Bedford's Queens Drive, Kempston, Harrold, Goldington and Sandy to appeal to customers.

Henry said: "We organised the event in the hope to collect as many eggs as possible to bring some cheer and joy to the patients at Bedford Hospital who may not be able to celebrate Easter at home with family as normal.

Just some of the eggs being handed over to staff

"In total we collected over 300 Easter eggs of many different brands, shapes and sizes which were all donated from our local customers in store.

"We are proud to be part of the local communities that we serve and during these extremely difficult times, particularly those that the last 12 months have brought. It was important to us in store to do something like this in the hope it will bring smiles to peoples faces.

"We would like the thank the generosity, kindness and support of all the customers from the local Co-ops involved."