Severn Trent donates 2000 chocolate eggs to communities and hospitals in time for Easter
Thursday 9th April 2020
Water company Severn Trent has donated 2,000 Easter eggs to the region’s hospital, foodbanks and community centres to try and give people a happy Easter.
The eggs were due to be used for hunts at the company’s visitor sites but, with the coronavirus lockdown in place, it decided to donate them instead to try and raise a little extra cheer.
Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “We wanted to do something to salute the fantastic work being done by people on the front line, whether working in hospitals or helping our communities through these incredibly difficult times.
“We know it’s not a lot considering all the great work being done but, as many of our own people are also key workers working to keep water flowing and taking away waste water, we wanted to give a little cheer to families across the region.”
The eggs are going to NHS staff at Royal Stoke University Hospital and University Hospital North Midlands, and Ashgate Hospice, as well as to foodbanks in Leek and Rugby, Community centres across the Midlands to go to families in time for Easter.
As well as donating Easter eggs, Severn Trent also created a £1 million emergency fund, that will go directly to local communities charities in its region that are supporting the most vulnerable throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
More information on what Severn Trent is doing to support communities here: stwater.co.uk/communityfund