I got a message Wednesday afternoon – from a friend who’s daughter goes to Tang Hall Primary School – that many kids at the school would be going without Easter Eggs this year. Through my work with children’s charity The Island, I know that there are around 900 children in the Heworth and Hull Road wards living in poverty – the third and fourth highest wards in the city.
A quick whip around the offices I share with North Star, and I managed to get 300 eggs donated for delivery the next day!
Another reminder, if one was needed, that it is so easy to come together and focus our energies on things that matter. This 24-hour exercise means that over 300 children in York will get to enjoy the magic of festivities many of us take for granted.
An easy win – and something every one of us in York should be proactively doing. These things shouldn’t happen by accident.