St. Luke’s Hospice receives cracking Easter donation
CUSTOMERS and staff at the Foxhound pub in Orsett, Grays, have donated more than 400 Easter eggs for patients and families being supported by St. Luke’s Hospice.
The egg-ceptional donation, which the pub has been collecting for since the beginning of March, will be handed out to patients and families this week with the remainder sold to help raise funds for the charity.
This is the second year the Foxhound Pub has appealed for charitable egg donations. Last year, the pub received almost 300 eggs which were shared with patients at St. Luke’s Hospice and their families over the Easter season.
Brad Lazell, owner of the Foxhound Pub, said: “The previous manager, John Walsh came up with the idea to donate Easter eggs last year and I continued it this year. The response was fantastic so we did the same again this year and have been blown away by the donations – over 401 Easter eggs! We’re glad they can be enjoyed by people and their families who are supported by St. Luke’s Hospice. It’s also a relief to no longer have store all the eggs!
“The smallest things makes the biggest difference through people’s eyes, and a simple random act of kindness can make all the difference. We are hoping to increase the number of eggs we collect next year.”
Joanne Phillips, Community Fundraiser at St. Luke’s Hospice, said: “This is such a kind gesture from the Fox & Hound pub and it’s fantastic we can share these gifts with our patients and their families.
“Thanks to a flurry of donations we now have enough Easter eggs this year. However, if anyone still wants to support us this Easter, we’re encouraging people to donate the cost of an egg instead, around £5, which will help fund care and support for those who need it most.”
To donate the cost of an Easter Egg visit stlukeshospice.com/donate-now or call 01268 889 572.