Ward Easter bunny adds egg-citement to good causes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire
Derbyshire-based metal and waste recycling specialist, Ward, held its 9th annual #tweetforatreat campaign again this Easter, donating over 1,000 chocolate eggs to good causes within the local community.
The social media campaign encouraged Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire residents and businesses to nominate local causes to receive a delivery of chocolate eggs from Ward’s Easter Bunny. A range of responses were received from charities and local groups to help them put a smile on people’s faces during a series of Easter themed events including egg hunts, tombolas and other fundraising initiatives.
Recipients of the eggs this year included Treetops Hospice, Chesterfield over 60’s club “ChitChat“, Stapleford Community Group, Nottinghamshire Hospice, Castle Donington School, Chesterfield Hospital midwives, Derby Childrens Hospital, Ashgate Hospice Care, Sailability Trust and many more smaller fund raising events.
Kathleen Goodwin from the Chit Chat Club, said:
“Thank you for your kindness in putting a big smile on our members faces with your gift of the Easter eggs. All our members received one and the few that were left I took to the local food bank who also send their thank yous.”
Jess Breame, Treetops events fundraiser, said: ”Our Easter Egg Hunt is always really, really popular, with families coming from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to enjoy hunting around our 12 acre site. We have plenty of eggs that have been generously donated by local people and businesses, including Ward. The Egg Hunt always puts a smile on children’s faces and helps us raise money for a very worthwhile local cause at the same time.”
Donald Ward, Head of Technical and Recycling at Ward, said: “We’ve run this campaign now for nine years and the response we get each year is brilliant, donating over 1,000 Thornton’s eggs to give to great causes. It is great to give something back to our local area and support organisations with the fundraising and engagement activities that are so important to keep our communities thriving.”
The multi-award winning fourth generation family business, which has five waste recycling and metal processing sites across Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Chesterfield and Immingham made the donations and deliveries across the Midlands in the run up to the Easter Bank Holiday.
For more information, please visit: www.ward.com.