Published on: Monday, 27 February 2023
Last updated: Monday, 27 February 2023
Greater Anglia customers between Harlow and Stansted can help give sick children in hospital a reason to smile at Easter by donating chocolate treats.
Travellers passing through Stansted Mountfitchet, Bishop’s Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Harlow Mill and Harlow Town stations will all be able to drop their chocolate treats off at the ticket offices between Monday 27 February and Sunday 2 April.
A poster at each of the stations will also advertise the event.
The eggs and any other goodies will be given to the children’s ward at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
A raffle will also be organised, with proceeds going towards buying activity sets for the children.
The scheme is the work of Michael King, who works as a relief ticket office clerk at Sawbridgeworth and Stansted Mountfitchet stations and first began appealing for donations in 2020.
Michael said: “We’re always so very grateful for whatever donations our customers and colleagues can give us. Since we started in 2020, it’s grown and grown – and it’s always an amazing sight to see how many eggs we have after all the donations are in.
“If you’re passing through any of the five stations, any Easter eggs or other treats that you think children will like, or will help to put a smile on their faces while they’re in hospital, will be much appreciated.”
In 2022, 255 eggs were donated by customers in the area.