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Key workers in West Suffolk receive Easter donation as a show of gratitude

West Suffolk's key workers have been given Easter eggs as a show of appreciation for their hard work.

As key workers who keep our country functioning as normally as possible through the current crisis, bin crews were among those chosen and received a bumper donation of 200 Easter eggs.

Other recipients of donated Easter eggs include a sorting office, an ambulance and fire station and Oxlip House, Sebert Wood and Abbots Green schools.

Key workers received an Easter treat
Key workers received an Easter treat

Deliveries were also made to the Moreton Hall post office, Mount Farm surgery and pharmacy and the Howard Estate pharmacy and the Hermes office.

The donations were made by Wilkinson's and distributed through NHS supply chain with the help of Tara Chandler, who works as a child minder for key workers.

Tara said: "I know we are protecting the NHS by staying at home and all playing our part in protecting others, but it is the key workers who are allowing life to go on, and we wanted to recognise that. A friend of mine who works for the NHS supply chain asked if I could help to distribute some extra Easter eggs that had been kindly donated by Wilkinson’s and I was all up for it"

Cllr John Griffiths, leader of West Suffolk council said: "I thank Tara and NHS supply chain for this delightful and caring gesture. It is this just this kind of thoughtfulness we rely on in these unprecedented times. Our staff are working tirelessly to get support to the vulnerable in our communities, to local businesses and to deliver essential services such as emptying bins and working in our streets and parks."