Welwyn Hatfield Easter bunnies spread a little eggstra cheer

PUBLISHED: 17:48 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 18:50 16 April 2019

More than 150 Easter eggs were collected - BID Manager Mariana Bitonte with staff from the United reform church. Picture: Supplied

More than 150 Easter eggs were collected - BID Manager Mariana Bitonte with staff from the United reform church. Picture: Supplied

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More than 150 Easter eggs have been donated by Welwyn Hatfield businesses and members of the community.

Easter eggs were collected all over town at different drop off points. Picture suppliedEaster eggs were collected all over town at different drop off points. Picture supplied

A scheme organised by Welwyn Garden City's BID have brought the chocolate treats together to be shared between the Women's Refuge, food banks and the United Reformed Church.

Donations took place from April 8 to today through drop-off points in the town centre and from local businesses.

Estate agent Putterills Welwyn Garden City got involved.

Branch manager Adam Hewitt said: “This is a great initiative led by the Welwyn Garden City team, and allows businesses and the community to give something back.

Timothy Muggleton, of Hatfield, and the Easter eggs he donated in 2017.Timothy Muggleton, of Hatfield, and the Easter eggs he donated in 2017.

“When Lee, the Welwyn Garden City Ambassador, advised us about this great idea we were more than happy to contribute and support such a worthwhile campaign.

“We hope the eggs bring some joy to those who need it this Easter.”

In addition, Hatfield's very own Easter bunny Timothy Muggleton again has a clever wheeze to make sure even more chocolate reaches needy children this year.

He's raised around £300 and after the holiday itself he plans to make a “mad dash” around the supermarkets to catch all the reduced eggs - which are all still in date - and donate them to food banks.

“There's something nice about having an Easter Egg,” Timothy said.

“I hope that for some of the kids whose families use the food bank, with the problems they've got, that it'll make a difference to have an egg.”


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