Ashfield Fire Station have received a generous donation of
70 Easter eggs, in which they have donated to Bracken Hill School in Kirkby In
The Easter eggs came from Dawn Cockerill, who received the
Easter eggs instead of a money donation for her sponsored ‘steps’ challenge.
She had challenged herself to complete at least 5,000 steps
a day for the duration of February.
Dawn had a total of 183 Easter eggs donated, and has
distributed them to key worker organisations to thank them for their work
throughout the pandemic.
Dawn said: “I chose this challenge as I am a keyworker
myself and thought it would be nice to show how much we appreciate the work
that keyworkers have done this past year and continue to do.
“I chose to donate the eggs to keyworkers that were local
to me. I feel the Firefighters at Ashfield and around Nottinghamshire possibly
do not always get the recognition that they deserve.”
Watch Manager at Ashfield Fire Station, Gary Wilson, said:
“We are delighted to have received these Easter eggs from Dawn and want to
thank her for choosing us. It is great to see the Service being recognised for
its hard work.
“As much as we love chocolate, we decided to give the eggs to
Bracken Hill School. We thought the children deserved a treat, and hopefully it
brought a smile to their faces.”
Head Teacher at Bracken Hill School, Mrs Askham, said: “The
children at Bracken Hill have been absolute superstars throughout the whole of
the pandemic; continuing to work hard, both at home and in school, despite the
huge changes to their routines.
“I have been so proud of them, and I cannot thank Dawn Cockerill
and Ashfield Fire Station enough for so kindly donating these eggs to our pupils.
“We really appreciate the support we receive locally, and I know
the children will enjoy tucking into the eggs over the holidays!”