A TROLLEY full of treats has wheeled its way to an appeal which aims to make Easter sweeter for children.
Sainbury’s in Silksworth has presented Hope 4 Kidz with about 200 chocolate eggs thanks to the generosity of shoppers.
They will go some way to help the charity reach its target of collecting more than 1,500 eggs, to present to children who otherwise wouldn’t get one.
Viv Watts, chief executive of the Pennywell-based charity, said: “The pressure is on to get that many, but we’re starting to get eggs in.
“The response has been absolutely brilliant so far, but it would be amazing if we could beat last year’s total because the wish-list that we have isn’t even finished yet.”
Rob Fraser, the PR ambassador for Sainsbury’s, said: “We helped Hope 4 Kidz at Christmas and that was really successful.
“Once again, our customers have absolutely surpassed themselves and done really well. They’ve really picked up on the appeal and have been asking all about it.”
Hope 4 Kidz Easter Egg Appeal will see children across Wearside and County Durham who are facing a tough time, get a chocolate treat in the run-up to the bank holiday weekend.
In addition to the Silksworth supermarket, Sainbury’s stores in Southwick, Washington, Morrison’s in Seaburn and Doxford, Virgin Money banks in Fawcett Street, The Galleries in Washington and Byron Place in Seaham, are among those acting as collection points.
Companies, including Arriva, Nestle and Gliderol in Peterlee are also donating eggs to the appeal.
The final day for drop-offs will be Monday.