Firms’ Easter gifts

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CHILDREN at a family centre in Daventry will benefit from an Easter collection which gathered almost 600 eggs.

Premiere People, in Daventry’s New Street, ran its annual Easter egg collection with more than 580 chocolate eggs being donated by client companies and individuals.

Tracey Porter, from Premiere, said: “We’ve done this for a couple of years now, but this year has been fantastic.

“We get donations from our clients, but we also get people coming in off the street to donate eggs – it’s a wonderful effort form everyone.

“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has donated.”

The Easter eggs will be divided between NSPCC family centres in Northampton, and the Daventry East and West SureStart centres.

Hankook Tyres, based on Daventry’s Heartlands business park, collected more than 100 eggs alone.

Barrie Horrocks, UK sales director, said: “We collected from all our staff and drivers, and then the company matched what we had raised.

“It gave us enough for the eggs and something extra for the SureStart centre too.”

As well as the eggs the company has also funded two pieces of play equipment for the centre, based in Benbow Close on the town’s Southbrook estate.

The centre provides courses and events, from stay and play activities for children and their parents or carers, through to courses to help mums get back into work and sessions to help dads bond with their children.

Team lead at Daventry East SureStart Jenny Painter said: “It’s fantastic in terms of the SureStart centre.

“We gave the eggs out at the centre’s Easter activity day on Tuesday and we officially unveiled the new play equipment as well.

“We also had a great day of activities and games for the children, and of course they all went away with an egg from the Easter bunny.

“It’s great that we’ve been able to get this equipment because all our equipment has to meet educational standards for the early years curriculum.”