By Shereen Russell
We are a charitable nation, with people always looking for ways to raise money for charity. There aren’t many weeks that go by without seeing some kind of request for a donation. However, charity isn’t all about donating money — there are other ways to help deserving charities. As Kathy Calvin, CEO of United Nations Foundation once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”
With Easter coming up, we turned our attention to those who enjoy this festive season the most — the children. A time for eating a ton of chocolate eggs, creating Easter bonnets and dressing up as bunnies — it’s easy to see why it’s a fun time for children. However, not every child is in the position to make the most of it, so we decided to do our bit to try at change this and got involved with the More Radio Easter Egg Appeal.
This egg-cellent programme – which is run by many local radio stations – helps give local, less fortunate children a happier Easter and benefits deserving charities and organisations around Sussex. The Wildwood team pulled together to buy 25 Easter Eggs — 25 for the number of years that Wildwood has been in business — and dropped them off at the collection point at Tesco in Eastbourne. At the time of writing this blog, the current total stands at 889 eggs.
Some of the charities that have benefitted from the Easter Egg Appeal this year, include Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, Rockinghorse Charity, Kids Blossom, Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, Children with Cancer Fund, Kids Count Project, Charity for Kids and Special Kids Charity.
From everyone at Wildwood, enjoy your Easter eggs-travanganza.