Hospice patients enjoy chocolate treat after giant egg donation

Patients and families at Claire House Children’s Hospice in Bebington enjoyed a tasty chocolate treat thanks to a donation from a Bloor Homes employee.

31/08/2016 - General

Kitchen fitter Charlie Evans decided to donate a giant Easter egg to the charity after winning it in a fundraising raffle held by the developer.

Bloor sales advisor Richard Jennings, who is based at the housebuilder’s nearby Eastham Green site in Eastham, called in to the hospice to hand over the 40cm egg.
The egg was taken straight to the hospice kitchen where it was melted down and used to make some delicious chocolate crispy cakes for the families to eat for lunch.
Jessica Campbell, corporate fundraiser for Claire House Hospice, said: “It was a lovely surprise when Richard dropped by with the giant Easter egg. Our patients and their families all said the crispy cakes were delicious and we’re very grateful to Bloor Homes for thinking of us.”

The giant Easter egg was one of three raffled off by Bloor to raise money for the children’s cancer charity Friends of Rosie, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year. A total of £235 was raised. Tina Avis-Edwards, Regional sales Director at Bloor Homes North West, said: “It was a nice gesture from Charlie to donate his raffle prize to the charity and we’re delighted to hear the egg was put to good use at the hospice. “After raising £235 for Friends of Rosie, it’s lovely to know that Charlie’s donation helped put a smile on the faces of the hospice patients and their loved ones.”