Community makes Easter possible for hundreds of Children

Over 500 children were given an Easter surprise this weekend after their planned holiday activities had to be cancelled. 

Local housing association Livin, working together with local Area Action Partnerships, have provided much needed funding to help community partners at Trimdon Village Hall, Trimdon Grange Community Centre, Junction 7 in Newton Aycliffe and the LADDER Centre in Ferryhill.   The Coronavirus crisis lockdown measures had meant that the planned Easter activities for children were not able to go ahead.  However, all four community partners were able to take Easter treats and activities to the children to enjoy at home.

Supported by volunteers, 350 Easter packs were distributed by the two Trimdon schemes, 100 by the LADDER centre and 65 packs with packed lunches from Junction 7.

Vicky Miller, head of regeneration said: “in these unprecedented times our focus remains on continuing to help our communities and tenants at a time when they have never needed it more.  We have some fabulous community partners.  Together we are working hard to deliver vital services and support, during this crisis”.

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Pictured : Xander Frampton from Trimdon Village with his Easter surprise