News release
1 March 2023

Annual Halton Easter egg appeal launches with a boost from Merseyflow and Merseylink


Disadvantaged children in Halton can look forward to receiving an Easter treat as merseyflow kick starts its annual Easter egg appeal with a donation of £1,000 worth of Easter eggs thanks to Merseyflow and Merseylink.

The organisations behind the Mersey Gateway and Silver Jubilee bridges are inviting members of the public, along with Merseyflow and Merseylink staff, to 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 until Tuesday 28th March at Howard Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1SJ. It is open Mon – Fri 9am-7pm and Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays 9am-6pm.

The treats 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 Halton Children’s Centres, said: “We’re always overwhelmed by the generosity of the community here in Halton and would like to offer special thanks to 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: “We’re delighted to be able to support the annual Easter Egg appeal again this year with our biggest donation of eggs to date. We’d love to see others get involved and donate what they can to help Halton Children’s Centres continue its important work in the community.”

Helen Williams, Marketing Manager at Merseyflow, said: “Supporting the local community in Halton is really important to us and I’m pleased we’ve been able to kick start the appeal again this Easter. I know in the past we have had really strong support from staff and members and the public, so hopefully we’ll see lots of people getting involved to support the children’s centres and give loads of local kids an Easter treat.”

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