More than 1,000 Easter Eggs were delivered to local care homes, hospitals, a women's refuge, and food banks in Thurrock recently by Essex Freemasons meeting at the Cross Keys Masonic Centre
Thanks were due to Henry de Gray Lodge, Thurrock Lodge and St John's Lodge for their donations and to all the brethren involved especially Clive Cheeseman, Dave Barton, Chris Bushell and Mick Draper.
The donations included: 100 Easter Eggs and 100 Creme Eggs to Changing Pathways Women’s Refuge, which covered an Easter Egg for each and every child in the various refuge centres in Thurrock with enough left over for an Easter Egg hunt which they are now arranging.
150 Easter Eggs to the Children’s Wards of Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford Hospitals to cover a gift for every child admitted over the Easter weekend.
100 Easter Eggs to Little Havens Children’s Hospice, 60 Easter Eggs and 100 Creme Eggs to Bennet Lodge care home, 60 Easter Eggs + 100 Creme Eggs to Carolyne House care home.
40 Easter Eggs to Foot Steps, a Special Needs Youth charity in Stanford le Hope. 200 Easter Eggs to be divided between all 10 local Thurrock food banks and another 20-30 that will go to another care home, near North Stifford.