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Radford Park Residents Association in Basildon, like so many others, made the difficult decision to cancel its annual Easter Egg Hunt around the estate.
However, as 250 Easter Eggs had already been purchased, the committee decided to distribute them safely to local good causes.
Easter Eggs were donated to: –
- The Basildon Food Bank (Trussell Trust Pitsea)
- Basildon Hospital Children’s Wards for patients and staff
- St Luke’s Hospice for patients and staff
- Older People’s day treatment Team – Thurrock
- Brentwood Resource Centre
- John Tallack Centre – Thurrock
- Older People’s Mental Health Team Thurrock
- A and E Staff at Basildon Hospital
- Reception Staff – MHU Basildon Hospital
- Ambulance Team – Basildon Hospital
- Inpatients Wards – Basildon MHU
- Security Team – Basildon Hospital
- Memory Team – Thurrock
- Cleaning Staff – Basildon Hospital
Chairman of the association, Basildon mayor David Burton-Sampson, “We were delighted to be able to send a small token of our recognition to our key workers and to some of those most in need at this unprecedented time we find ourselves in.
“We are all having to adapt how we live our lives for now and making sacrifices so that we can get through this difficult period as quickly as possible.
“I am proud of the way that our residents on this estate of over 700 homes continue to support each other and stand together as a community.”
Every Thursday Radford Park Residents join in the Clap for Carers. Last week a community sing along straight after the clap was streamed live on the association’s Facebook Page with people joining in right across the estate. The plan is for this Standing Together event to grow each week with more residents joining in from their front doors.