Nicola Hewlett and Rachel Cook ensured there were smiles all round when they delivered Easter Eggs to Paternoster School in Cirencester last week.
Every year, staff at Wakefield House generously donate Easter Eggs, which are distributed within the community. This year, they chose Special Needs school Paternoster to donate to, giving each of their pupils a chocolate egg to enjoy.
Rachel takes up the story:
Nicola is local to Cirencester and is aware of the great work Paternoster School do and so she suggested them as a worthy recipient for this year’s donations. They were delighted when we contacted them to offer free chocolate!
On Friday 30th March (the last day of term) we headed to the school to deliver the eggs. We were greeted by Head Teacher Julie Mantell and just a few of the 44 pupils at the school. The huge smile on their faces as they saw all the eggs was wonderful, and they had even designed and made a thank you card for us!
Julie Mantell said: We were delighted to have been chosen by Smiths News for this year’s Easter donation. The children are so excited to receive their eggs. A big thank you, and a Happy Easter from everyone at Paternoster School.
A total of 81 eggs were donated. Around half of these were taken to Paternoster School on Friday, ensuring every pupil received an egg. The remainder will be taken to The Deaf Centre in Swindon on Saturday 7th April (another charity supported by Nicola).
For every egg donated by staff, the company will be donating £1 towards our Community Week total!