Cracking appeal to help children
9:21am Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
AN appeal to collect Easter eggs for ill and needy children has been launched in Bolton.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Cllr Guy Harkin and his wife Colette, joined James Edgington, from duo Father and Son, to officially start the annual campaign.
More than 1,000 Easter eggs have been donated in the past five years for youngsters at Derian House children’s hospice, Royal Bolton Hospital and Fort Alice.
Organiser William Gallagher said: “The wonderful people of Bolton have really supported this campaign over the last five years.
“It’s great to see the smiles on these children’s faces when they get their Easter egg.”
Cllr Harkin said: “I give an Easter egg to the collection every year and it’s the mayor’s responsibility to receive them, so this year I was both giving and receiving.
“It’s a really good cause and it cheers up the kids so I am happy to support it.”
Anyone wishing to donate an Easter egg can call Mr Gallagher on 07703 340 992 or take it to the Bay Mare pub, in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge.