Easter is going to be different for many of us this year but, thanks to the generosity of local food outlets, Easter eggs will still be on the menu for hard-pressed Cornwall Care staff.

Waitrose was the first supermarket to arrange a delivery of fifty eggs to the charity’s administrative offices in Threemilestone. 

“The Easter eggs will be distributed throughout our organisation and are certain to cheer everyone up as they go about their vital business of looking after elderly and vulnerable people in exceptionally difficult circumstances,” said Cornwall Care Fundraising Manager Jan Burns. 

“Waitrose were really quick to get in touch, saying they wanted to show their gratitude to those working on the frontline with a selection of chocolate goodies that will hopefully cheer them up during these strange and challenging times. Iceland are also arranging for 80 chocolate items to be sent to Redannick and Mountford homes in Truro and Marks & Spencer in Hayle has donated cake to Blackwood home in Camborne.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of them. Their generosity is hugely appreciated and will definitely help make Easter seem a little more special.”

Cornwall Care employs more than 1400 staff to look after 645 people in its 16 care homes and another 264 elderly and vulnerable people in their own homes. The charity is working very closely with the NHS during the current crisis – supporting as many people as possible in the community in order to free up more hospital beds for those needing intensive intervention.

Anyone wishing to contribute Easter eggs should email Jan.burns@cornwallcare.org