News release
1 March 2022

Halton kids to benefit as merseyflow and Merseylink join forces to provide Easter egg treats


Less fortunate children around Halton are being given an Easter treat thanks to a donation of £500 worth of Easter eggs from the organisations behind the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges.

Tolling operator merseyflow and consortium Merseylink are between them donating £500 worth of Easter eggs to the Halton Easter Egg Appeal.

That is just to kick-start the appeal. Members of the public, along with merseyflow and Merseylink staff, can add to what will become a growing Easter egg pile by dropping off any eggs they want to donate at merseyflow’s Walk-In-Centre at Manor Park in Runcorn.

The Walk-in-Centre will be accepting Easter egg donations from Tuesday 1st March through till Monday 4th April. The address is Howard Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1SJ. It is open Mon – Fri 9am-7pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays 9am-6pm.

The Easter eggs are being given to Halton Children’s Centres in Runcorn and Widnes and will benefit hundreds of disadvantaged children from some of Halton’s most deprived areas.

Denise Caldwell, Early Help Officer with Runcorn Children’s Centres, said: “This is a really generous donation to kick-start this appeal and I’d like to thank the teams at merseyflow and Merseylink for their support. In the past we’ve had a really positive reaction to this kind of appeal from members of the public as well, so any additional donations that people feel they can make are very welcome.”

Hugh O’Connor, General Manager for Merseylink, said: “This kind of local charity work is very important to all of us and we are delighted to be able to provide some support to the Children’s Centre because they do such valuable and important work here in Halton.”

Helen Williams, Marketing Manager at merseyflow, said: “This is a really great local charity supporting families and children in Halton, and we’re very pleased to be involved and show our support. I know in the past we have had really strong support from staff and members of the public so hopefully by kick-starting the appeal in this way we can break all records this year and give loads of local kids an Easter treat.”

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