The giving and receiving of Easter eggs is a tradition which has existed for a number of years and resonates through many different cultures.
In West Lancashire, amongst children in particular, the receiving of those chocolate treats is one of the highlights of the year.
Easter egg celebrations can take various forms, such as egg rolling and colourful decoration. The pandemic has severely restricted mobility in society and there is an awareness that some families and their children are perhaps bearing the brunt of these restrictions and its consequences.
Brethren of Ribble Lodge No 4558 did not wish to see this seasonal tradition go unnoticed, especially amongst those families who are less fortunate. Therefore, they rallied together to donate 340 Easter eggs to Preston Salvation Army for distribution to the various affected families and their children.
In a ‘socially distanced’ visit, the WM of the lodge Terry Turley was on hand to make the handover of the eggs to Salvation Army staff, assisted by lodge almoner David Asbridge and charity steward Simon Wright.
Despite all that they have had to put up with, the kids in the community can enjoy their eggs!