2017 Easter Egg campaign Success!
For the first time this year, we were egg-cited (forgive us!) to launch the Mackenzie King Easter Egg donation campaign. We asked our contacts, colleagues and local businesses if they would be kind enough to donate an extra Easter egg or small gift to us, which we in turn would deliver to three local charities.
We are now happy to report that we have been completely overwhelmed by the success of this campaign! In Suffolk, we collected over 500 eggs from various organisations, which were donated to the children’s and elderly wards of the Ipswich Hospital.
Essex saw the collection of 155 Easter eggs, plus £150 worth of monetary donations. These were then donated to Safer Places, an independent charity who provide a range of services across the county to adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse.
In Kent, 130 eggs were collected, and these were delivered to Darent Valley Hospital, again to the children’s and elderly wards. Many of the MacKenzie King staff have connections with this local hospital, and so it was great to give something back to them.
Both of the hospitals told us how pleased they were that the eggs were not only being donated to the children’s wards, but also to the elderly wards, as the elderly are often, unfortunately, overlooked by such campaigns. The work of Safer Places is a much-relied on service which has a strong reach to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse right across Essex, and we therefore hope that our efforts will bring a little moment of brightness to those helped by the charity, who are often so in need of small acts of kindness.
We’d like to thank everyone that has been involved with making the Easter Egg campaign such a success. It’s lovely to be able to give something back to our local community and to spread some joy this Easter. There were several companies who gave over sixty eggs each, and we’re really grateful for the support of everyone involved.