News release
5 April 2022

Cracking success as hundreds of Easter eggs to be delivered to kids in Halton


Hundreds of less fortunate children around Halton will receive Easter treats thanks to the ‘egg-cellent’ success of an annual appeal hosted by the organisations behind the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges.

Hundreds of Easter eggs were collected by tolling operator merseyflow and consortium Merseylink, who kicked off the campaign by donating £500 worth of Easter eggs.

Members of the public, along with merseyflow and Merseylink staff, generously donated chocolate treats to the merseyflow Walk-In Centre in Runcorn throughout March as part of the appeal.

The Easter eggs will be distributed to hundreds of disadvantaged children from some of Halton’s most deprived areas by Halton Children’s Centres in Runcorn and Widnes.

Denise Caldwell, Early Help Officer with Runcorn Children’s Centres, said: “After having to close the appeal to members of the public last year due to covid restrictions, it’s fantastic to see that people still want to help and get involved. I’d like to thank the teams at merseyflow and Merseylink for their generous donations and continued support, every Easter egg donated will be very gratefully received.”

Hugh O’Connor, General Manager for Merseylink, said: “Engaging with charities such as Halton Children’s Centres is very important to us, and we’re pleased to have been able to get involved to brighten up the Easter period for children in the area.”

Helen Williams, Marketing Manager at merseyflow, said: “This year’s Easter Egg appeal has been a smashing success, and I’m thrilled with the amount of donations we’ve received from the public and teams here at merseyflow and Merseylink. We’re pleased to be able to support Halton Children’s Centres and the great work they do for children and families here in Halton.”

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