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Electricity North West staff collect Easter eggs for Preston food bank

Deborah Marshall

Kind-hearted colleagues at Electricity North West’s Preston depot have donated more than 100 Easter eggs to a food bank in the city.

The collection takes place annually at the Hartington Road depot and organiser Deborah Marshall made the donation to The Salvation Army’s Preston Church and Community Centre.

Over the years the region’s power network operator has donated more than 1,000 Easter eggs to food banks in the county.

Deborah Marshall, streetworks compliance and co-ordination manager for Electricity North West, said: “I always think about the families and people who miss out over Easter.”

“It’s about giving something back, Easter eggs are something we take for granted, but not everybody is able to receive one.

“The children and families will be overjoyed to receive the eggs, I’m delighted with the response from everybody in the team, and these eggs will go a long way to making people smile over the Easter holidays.”

As well as a vast amount of Easter eggs, colleagues also donated items such as tinned food, biscuits cooking sauces, tea, coffee, UHT milk and jams.

As well as the Preston depot, colleagues located at the Blackburn office have also taken part in the collection.

A spokesperson for The Salvation Army added: “Our church and community centre help a lot of people within the Preston community and this generous donation, at such a special time in the Christian calendar, will go a long way in supporting families within the local area and allowing parents to give their children a treat. We are extremely grateful for all the support we receive.”