Our 2019 Easter Egg Appeal: a Cracking Success!

17th April 2019
Kathryn Kirton

The MacKenzie King Easter Egg Appeal has become something of a tradition over the past couple of years. Last year’s appeal was a cracking success, and so the MacKenzie King team egg-citedly (apologies!) got stuck into our annual appeal once again. As always, our clients, colleagues and local businesses have risen to the challenge tremendously. So many companies and individuals donated after we put out the call asking for an Easter egg or small gift, which we would in turn deliver to various charities local to our offices.

Yet again, the success of the campaign has been completely overwhelming; in total, we have received an egg-cellent 1715 eggs across the three counties! The MacKenzie King team have been out and about collecting Easter eggs across Suffolk, Essex and Kent, and the sheer number of donations we’ve received has been amazing.

Easter egg donations

Thanks to this cracking total, we beat last year’s by nearly 150 eggs! We also received lots of little gifts and soft toys, which are a great alternative for babies or children who are unable to eat chocolate, so we’d like to thank everyone that donated those, too. Because we received so many donations, we were once again able to split them among a variety of charities.

In Suffolk, we once again supported four charities we’ve supported previously. Lighthouse Women’s Aid is a charity which supports and empowers women who have suffered or are at risk of suffering from domestic abuse, and our eggs were given to the children and women who use their services. The patients of St. Elizabeth’s Hospice also enjoyed many of our donations, as did those using the mental health services at Suffolk Mind. We also made a donation to the heritage and wellness centre, Quay Place, in Ipswich, for them to use as part of their Easter family fun day.

 

Donating to St. Elizabeth’s Hospice.

On top of this, we were also able to donate to some Suffolk-based charities who were new to us this year. Amongst these were Families in Need (FIND) Ipswich, who offer a lifeline to people in Ipswich and the surrounding areas who are experiencing poverty and despair. We hope that finding a chocolatey treat from us in one of FIND’s food parcels will bring some Easter joy to someone this bank holiday weekend!

We also donated to Survivors in Transition, who support adults who have experienced sexual abuse during childhood, and The Mix Stowmarket, who provide young people with opportunities and support. Our final charity in Suffolk was Homestart, who aim to give children the best start by supporting parents.

The MacKenzie King team dropping off donations at The Mix, Stowmarket.

The MacKenzie King team dropping off donations at The Mix, Stowmarket.

In Essex, we once again 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.

And in Kent, our egg donations went to Darent Valley Hospital, to spread some cheer on the elderly and children’s wards.

 

The services offered by all of these charities are very much relied upon and they are doing sterling work. Their dedication and support to the wellbeing of people across the three counties is both amazing and invaluable. We therefore hope that our efforts will bring a little bit of happiness to those who are often so in need of small acts of kindness.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with making the Easter Egg campaign such a success. It’s impossible to thank you all here, as there were so many individuals and companies that contributed. However, please be aware that all of your effort has been very much appreciated. The MacKenzie King team are once again so grateful to be able to give something back to our local community and to spread some joy this Easter.