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Gentoo donate hundreds of Easter eggs to Sunderland children

Gentoo staff (frome left)  Assistant Building Caretaker Lee Sinclair;  Admin Assistant Natasha Greaves, and receptionist Tanya McGrath, with some of the eggs donated by staff.

Gentoo staff (frome left) Assistant Building Caretaker Lee Sinclair; Admin Assistant Natasha Greaves, and receptionist Tanya McGrath, with some of the eggs donated by staff.

YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a cracking Easter thanks to staff at city developer Gentoo who donated almost 900 eggs.

Generous employees donated 879 Easter eggs to children who might not otherwise be lucky enough to be receive a treat.

For this year’s Good Egg Appeal, employees were asked to buy just one extra egg when they were buying for their family and friends.

It took three van loads to collect the eggs, to be donated locally to causes including Elim Church Food Bank, Ashkirk Homelessness Household Project, Wearside Women in Need and Hope 4 Kidz.

Gentoo also held a community Easter fun day at Rainton Meadows Arena, the biggest ever organised by the firm, with more than 1,200 people attending free of charge.

Visitors had the chance to learn circus skills, pin the tail on the bunny, try balloon modelling and face painting, make Easter bonnets and take part in an Easter egg hunt. One of the organisers of the event was Gentoo customer involvement officer, Tawanda Kawanzaruwa.

She said: “The Easter fun day was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came along.”

 

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