Hartlepool bank appeals for Easter eggs for charity

APPEAL: Hartlepool Virgin Money Store staff with the collected Easter eggs

APPEAL: Hartlepool Virgin Money Store staff with the collected Easter eggs

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The Virgin Money Store in Hartlepool has launched an appeal for Easter egg donations.

The York Road store is collecting the eggs on behalf of their chosen charity, the Belle Vue Sports and Community Centre.

We are collecting Easter eggs for a great cause ... they play such an important part in the local community.

Gillian Morton, Virgin Money Store

The eggs will be donated to the Junior Activity Project at the centre.

Gillian Morton, Hartlepool Virgin Money Store Manager, said: “We are collecting Easter eggs for a great cause in the Belle Vue Sports and Community Centre.

“They play such an important part in the local community.

“We hope that by collecting and donating the Easter eggs we can put a smile on the children’s faces.”

The Junior Activity project is an activity and support session designed to aid young people with issues identified through project referral.

All of the children have access to issue based work focusing on subjects such as bullying, racism, personal safety, hygiene and different cultures.

The project, which is co-ordinated by Leanne Brown, caters for 40 children and young people per session, which are supervised by four staff.

The children engage in various activities each session such as healthy cooking, sports, dance, arts and crafts.

Gillian added: “I would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone in advance who makes a donation, we are extremely grateful.”

Easter eggs can be donated in store and you do not have to be a Virgin Money customer to donate.