An eggstrodinary amount of Easter eggs have been donated to good causes throughout the North East.
The Northumbria Chapter of the Widows Son’s Masonic Bikers Association have been gifted hundreds of Easter Eggs by generous supermarkets, businesses and kind-hearted individuals and masonic lodges from the Province of Northumberland to distribute to a number of special schools, food banks, care homes, veterans’ charities and youth centres across North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland. It is anticipated that the bikers travelling in small groups observing strict COVID regulations will be delivering more than 1500 Easter eggs leading up to Good Friday.
Widows Sons Secretary, Tom Stewart was delighted with the generosity of everyone who donated eggs or money to help put Easter cheer into the region.
“Everyone has been so generous and I’m really grateful for the help we’ve been given by so many businesses, lodges and individuals but particular thanks must go to a host of Morrison’s stores who have been really egg cellent.”
So far, around 800 eggs have been delivered to the following good causes in:
SE Northumberland: Leading Link Bedlington, Cleaswell Hill Special School Choppington, Hadston House Youth Project, Baccmans Lynemouth, Full Circle Foodbank Ashington, Wansbeck Food Bank, Operation Elf Blyth, Engage in the Community Blyth.
Julie Butler Chair of Engage in the Community Blyth said: “The donation of eggs from Northumberland Freemasons will help so many children in our community”
Cllr Scott Dickinson Hadston House said: “These will be going out to older people in the community on our meals on wheels service. We are very grateful”
Teacher Lauren Caisley from Cleaswell Hill School said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Northumberland Freemasons for the donation of 200 eggs for each of our children.”
The Widows Sons is open to all Northumberland Freemasons who enjoy the sport of motorcycling and throughout the year they help to raise awareness of the work of the organisation as well as raising much needed funds for charity themselves.