Worksop-based retailer Wilko helps deliver over 1,000 Easter eggs to children of key workers

Donations, including Easter eggs for children, have been delivered to food banks, animal rescue centres, schools and nurseries around Bassetlaw this week in an initiative to help support communities during the current crisis.

By Andy Done-Johnson
Saturday, 4th April 2020, 8:49 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th April 2020, 12:53 pm

North Nottinghamshire BID has joined forces with high street retailer Wilko, which is based in Worksop, to deliver a selection of supplies to community groups across North Nottinghamshire, including Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service.

The essential supplies - which included food, gardening tools, cleaning products and toiletries – have been primarily distributed to isolated and vulnerable families who require extra support during these challenging times.

Sally Gillborn, chief executive at North Notts BID, said: “It’s really important that we offer support to local community projects during this difficult period. We’re so grateful that Wilko was able to donate some additional provisions that will make a big difference to the community groups and the families that receive them.”

Staff from North Notts BID delivering Easter eggs to youngsters at a school

The initiative also saw 1,092 Easter eggs distributed to local schools and nurseries that are looking after the children of key workers as a thank you to those currently working on the front line.

Pet supplies were also donated to Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels, which have seen a rise in the number of abandoned animals since the pandemic hit.

Jerome Saint-Marc, CEO at Wilko, said: “Right now, our Wilko stores remain open for customers and our loyal and hard-working team members are doing their very best to make sure families across the UK have access to the household essentials they need despite the difficult circumstances.

“We know that the current crisis means that vital key workers and some of the most vulnerable individuals in the area surrounding our Manton Wood Support Centre and Distribution Centre need some extra help. We’re just grateful that we can continue to support these fantastic local causes with the help of BID and to have played a part to help. This is just one of many projects we’re activating to support customers, our team members and communities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.”

To find out more about North Notts BID, visit northnottsbid.co.uk.