Age UK Northamptonshire gratefully received donations of chocolate Easter eggs and Easter bunnies from Morrisons and TK Maxx which are being delivered to older people across Northamptonshire as part of their emergency COVID-19 delivery service.
The generous donations from Morrisons on Victoria Promenade in central Northampton and nearby TK Maxx are being delivered to the most vulnerable in the county, alongside hot meals and essential food items like tinned food, soup, pasta, rice, cleaning products and toilet roll. The emergency delivery service also sees Age UK Northamptonshire collecting much-needed prescriptions from chemists and delivering them safely to the doorsteps of older people.
The donated Easter treats are being delivered Monday to Friday so that older people in the county have something to enjoy in time for Easter. Age UK Northamptonshire delivery drivers are even getting into the Easter spirit and dressing up as Easter bunnies to bring a smile to the faces of older people isolating due to the pandemic.
Fern Overton, Day Care and Transport Services Manager said “I would personally like to thank all our staff. Everyone has had their normal jobs turned upside down and are still coming in and giving 110%. They are working longer hours and over the bank holiday to make sure we can help everyone that asks for it. I am so grateful for the staff we have on board. My personal heroes are Roger Harris and Kevin Lines, they have both gone above and beyond and have been instrumental in what we are able to do to support older people in Northamptonshire.”
As a locally registered and funded charity, which has seen its paid-for services halt and charity shops close due to the Coronavirus, donations from individuals and businesses are more crucial than ever. Age UK Northamptonshire is supporting over 300 clients a week and those numbers are set to rise in the coming weeks.
The emergency delivery service is encouraging donations of essential food items which can be dropped off at the Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton, NN1 5QG. To arrange safe drop off, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 604500. Outside of business hours please contact 07900 228 057.
The charity has also set up a Coronavirus emergency Just Giving page raising money to support their work which can be accessed: justgiving.com/campaign/coronavirusappealAgeUKNorthamptonshire
More information about Age UK Northamptonshire’s services can be found at www.ageuk.org.uk/northamptonshire or by calling 01604 611200.