Easter egg hunt raises funds for children’s charity

Julie De Courcy Rolls painted the Easter Bunny’s face at the Mercury Mall as part of the face painti

Julie De Courcy Rolls painted the Easter Bunnys face at the Mercury Mall as part of the face painting activity to raise funds for First Step. - Credit: Archant

An Easter egg hunt raised £611 for Hornchurch charity First Step.

Employees at Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham South Estate and Virgin Media donated Easter eggs to families who use the charity.

The remaining eggs were used in an Easter Egg hunt at the shopping centre on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and visitors raised funds to provide services to children with severe disabilities and educational needs.

Pupils of RJ Mitchell School also painted a backdrop and Easter pictures to decorate the Easter Garden.

Tricia Cowdrey, CEO of First Step, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone involved in this wonderful community fundraising project.

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“The employees at Ford Motor Company and Virgin Media enabled us to not only distribute Easter eggs to families at First Step but helped facilitate fundraising.

“I would also like to thank the pupils of RJ Mitchell school for their lovely art works and our friends at the Mercury Mall for their continued support and commitment.”

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