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Residents association donates Easter eggs to local good causes

12th April 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Radford Park Residents Association like many others made the difficult decision to cancel their annual Easter Egg Hunt around their estate.  

However, the committee decided to safety distribute the already purchased 250 Easter Eggs to local good causes.

Easter Eggs were donated to:

  • The Basildon Food Bank (Trussell Trust Pitsea)
  • Basildon Hospital Children’s Wards for patients and staff
  • St Luke’s Hospice for patients and staff
  • Older People’s day treatment Team – Thurrock
  • Brentwood Resource Centre
  • John Tallack Centre – Thurrock
  • Older People’s Mental Health Team Thurrock
  • A and E Staff at Basildon Hospital
  • Reception Staff – MHU Basildon Hospital
  • Ambulance Team – Basildon Hospital
  • Inpatients Wards – Basildon MHU
  • Security Team – Basildon Hospital
  • Memory Team – Thurrock
  • Cleaning Staff – Basildon Hospital

Chair of the Association David Burton-Sampson said:

“We were delighted to be able to send a small token of our recognition to our key workers and to some of those most in need at this unprecedented time we find ourselves in. 

“We are all having to adapt how we live our lives for now and making sacrifices so that we can get through this difficult period as quickly as possible. 

“I am proud of the way that our residents on this estate of over 700 homes continue to support each other and stand together as a community.”

Every Thursday Radford Park Residents join in the Clap for Carers.  Last week, they started a community sing along straight after the clap which was streamed Live on their Facebook Page with people joining in right across the estate. 

The association is also encouraging residents to bring out some of their fairy lights to bring a bit of colour into these difficult times. They plan for their Standing Together event to grow each week with more residents joining in from their front doors.

Image: Radford Park Residents Association