OPINION: Community Links Kevin Jenkins is asking for an extra egg this Easter

PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 March 2017

Kevin Jenkins

As the Easter weekend is just a couple of weeks away, I have taken the opportunity to draw your attention to the inaugural Easter Egg Appeal.

The appeal is being organised by local run people’s charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve and the Newham Recorder.

It is aiming to raise 1,000 Easter Eggs which we will pass on to children living in families experiencing poverty on a daily basis and multiple other problems and difficulties.

Given their circumstances the children benefiting will not enjoy an Easter egg this year, which so many children take for granted at Easter, without the appeal’s help.

Although going without an Easter egg is obviously not life threatening, it is however, another experience of childhood, which many of us were lucky enough to enjoy when we were a child, but the children helped will be missing out on. Sadly for many children continuing to miss out on such experiences leads to far more serious difficulties and issues as they get older.

If you can add an additional Easter egg to your “to buy” list or perhaps organise a collection of eggs at your work place or social club etc, your support would be truly appreciated and help to make a real positive difference for our areas most disadvantaged, vulnerable and at risk children this Easter.

If you are able to help, eggs can be dropped off at any of Newham’s libraries, who are kindly supporting the appeal, up until Wednesday, April 12 (a full list of drop off points are on the Recorder’s website), or if you have a collection that needs picking up, please email Kevin Jenkins to arrange.

Thank you for your help and every best wish for a happy Easter. More from Kevin

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