CHILDREN from homelessness charity Save the Family celebrated Easter thanks to the kindness of local companies.
Unilever, BiG Storage and Iceland were among the firms collecting Easter eggs for homeless families staying at Plas Bellin Hall, an accommodation centre run by pioneering charity Save the Family.
Raynor Opticians, Chester Tesco staff and customers, Women in Touch, Curves Buckley and several other local employers also donated chocolate treats to the charity, which provides emergency accommodation, training and support to homeless families throughout the North West and North Wales.
On Easter Sunday, the eggs were distributed to excited families at Plas Bellin and the charity’s outreach houses. An Easter egg hunt was also organised.
Save the Family chief executive Tim McLachlan MBA said: “As always, we’re amazed at the generosity of local employers. All have put valuable time and effort into organising Easter egg collections. Without fail, the eggs were distributed between all the families we support.
“Easter is a special time at Save the Family and it’s essential to us that’s a happy time for all involved. Every Easter, our staff plan activities and outings to ensure that our families forget their worries and enjoy themselves.”
Founded more than 30 years ago, Save the Family provides temporary accommodation and support for 24 families at its Plas Bellin accommodation centre in Northop Hall, Flintshire.
The charity also has a portfolio of outreach houses for families rebuilding their lives and is developing a second accommodation facility at Cotton Hall Farm, Christleton, near Chester.
To discover more about the pioneering work of Save the Family visit the Plas Bellin open day on Saturday, May 9. The event starts at 10am.
On June 11, there will be an evening of music with Trio Treats at Eaton Hall in honour of Save the Family.