Ashfield Fire Station get an 'Egg-celent' surprise


Ashfield Fire Station have received a generous donation of 70 Easter eggs, in which they have donated to Bracken Hill School in Kirkby In Ashfield.

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!”

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