Police forces deliver Easter eggs to the homes of children who have put up rainbows


Police forces deliver Easter eggs to the homes of children who have put up rainbows to thank emergency workers on the coronavirus frontline

  • The Chocolate Society donated chocolate eggs to NHS staff and raised £3,000 for Heroes, an organisation that supports the NHS and will distribute the eggs
  • Police have been delivering donated eggs to children who show support for the NHS by putting rainbows and signs up in the windows of their homes
  • Al and Duncan Garnsworthy, who run the Chocolate Society, worked from 8.30am until 9am the following day to show their support for the NHS
  • Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID

Police and chocolate companies have been delivering donated Easter eggs to children around the UK and to NHS staff and those forced to spend the bank holiday away from family.

More than 1,800 eggs were given out by the Chocolate Society, which set itself a challenge of seeing how many it could make in a 24-hour period.

Al and Duncan Garnsworthy, who run the company, worked from 8.30am until 9am the following day to show their support for hard-working healthcare staff.

The company also raised more than £3,000 for Heroes, an organisation that helps support the NHS and will help distribute the eggs. 

The Chocolate Society  has delivered over 1800s to the NHS staff forced to spend time away from their families over the Easter weekend. Pictured: Boxes at the Chocolate Society 

Chocolate Society eggs with the label of HEROES a charity that helps support the NHS and will distribute the eggs

Chocolate Society eggs with the label of HEROES a charity that helps support the NHS and will distribute the eggs

Speaking on Instagram after completing the challenge, Al – who worked for 24 hours straight to complete the challenge – said: ‘We have produced more than we ever thought we could. I am super proud of the team.’ 

The police have been sharing pictures of themselves delivering donated chocolate Easter eggs to children up and down the UK who had put rainbows and messages of support for the NHS in their windows. 

Children and healthcare workers were not the only ones to receive a treat, with SalutetheNHS.org delivering chocolate eggs to children in hospitals around the UK.  

Police across the country deliver Easter eggs to children in the community who have paid tribute to NHS and key workers

Police across the country deliver Easter eggs to children in the community who have paid tribute to NHS and key workers

Chocolate Society eggs donated to the NHS which bear the name of the charity Heroes

Chocolate Society eggs donated to the NHS which bear the name of the charity Heroes 

SalutetheNHS.org, which has a goal of serving a million meals to the NHS front line, wanted to deliver a surprise to children who may be separated from families due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Tesco supplied the eggs, which were then distributed by Yodel.

Ron Dennis, co-founder of SalutetheNHS.org, said: ‘Our aim here is to bring some joy to sick children stuck in hospitals over the Easter holiday weekend, and at a time when the awful Covid-19 virus might prevent them from being with their parents. Hopefully, it will bring a smile.’

NHS staff accepting an Easter egg donation by the Chocolate Society, which has been delivering eggs to hospitals around the UK as a thank you to NHS staff

NHS staff accepting an Easter egg donation by the Chocolate Society, which has been delivering eggs to hospitals around the UK as a thank you to NHS staff

Police across the country deliver Easter eggs to children in the community who have paid tribute to NHS and key workers by putting up signs and rainbows in their window

Police across the country deliver Easter eggs to children in the community who have paid tribute to NHS and key workers by putting up signs and rainbows in their window

Waitrose and John Lewis are also giving away 50,000 boxes of Easter treats to workers.

Fifty-one shops, based closest to NHS hospitals, will give away treats including truffles and mini Easter eggs to healthcare staff when they visit their stores over the Easter weekend.

An Easter egg donation from the Chocolate Society, which has been delivering eggs to hospitals around the UK as a thank you to NHS staff spending time away from family

An Easter egg donation from the Chocolate Society, which has been delivering eggs to hospitals around the UK as a thank you to NHS staff spending time away from family

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