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Viridor helps deliver Easter Eggs to delighted children

23rd April 2020

Viridor staff helped to ensure children in St Helens did not go without a chocolate egg this Easter.

After the town council arranged for 560 Easter eggs to be donated to local children, Viridor employees stepped in to collect the goodies and help social workers give them out to youngsters.

Chris Springford (pictured below), Site Supervisor at Viridor’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment site in St Helens, helped with the special delivery.

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He said: “There were that many eggs that the council was struggling to find a way to collect them all from the supermarket.

“I knew at work that we had a van, so we were happy to assist. It was great to be able to help.”

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Chris is married to Rachel Springford – a social care team manager for the council. The couple's son Dougie is pictured above with the eggs.

Rachel arranged for the eggs to be donated by teaming up with a local businessman and Morrisons supermarket.

And she said she was delighted with the results.

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Rachel said: “For children getting a chocolate egg at Easter is a big thing, so the parents were made up when we arrived with an egg for the kids.

“One of the families we visited didn’t have an egg at all before we arrived.

“A lot of families are lacking in funds at the moment due to workers being furloughed and parents, when they were going out to shop, weren’t necessarily thinking about buying Easter eggs because they are not an essential item.

“It made a massive difference to them.”

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Viridor Unit Manager Laura Crehan said: “We were happy to play a part and support the local community.  

"To hear of the results Rachel and her team got and how many children received an egg was really rewarding.”

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