Charity donates 300 chocolate eggs after Easter fun day cancelled

A Forres charity which was forced to close during the coronavirus outbreak has donated all its food and cleaning stock to local good causes, in a bid to help them through the tough times ahead.

Forres Area Soccer 7s, which is based in Grant Park, suspended its weekly football sessions due to the increasing spread of coronavirus in the UK.

The charity, run entirely by volunteers also cancelled an Easter Fun Day and donated 300 chocolate Easter eggs it had bought for giveaways at the event. It also gave away its stock of tea, coffee, cleaning products and toilet rolls all to other charitable causes.

Chairman Paul Lynch said the group wanted to help the local community in any way it could after the country was hit by the outbreak.

“As a charity ourselves we know how important it is to pull together in this difficult time. We had some excess stock from our kitchen and thought who could benefit from this,” he said.

“We contacted Meadowlark Care Home in Forres, to see if they could make use of it. We donated tea, coffee, hot chocolate, sweet treats and some precious toilet rolls.

“Unfortunately we had to cancel our Easter Fun Day due to the difficult times ahead with COVID-19. We had already bought 300 Easter eggs and didn’t want them to go to waste.

“We donated them to Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin as a thank you. Not only would the children’s ward benefit from them but also all the other wards and especially the hard-working NHS staff who have been great through these tough times.”

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