It’s chocs away as the Pocklington Rugby In The Community team delivers 3,000 eggs during Easter

Pocklington Rugby In The Community (PRITC) group followed up its extremely successful Christmas lunch delivery programme by giving out more than 3,000 chocolate eggs to the local community over Easter.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 4:03 pm
The Pocklington Rugby In The Community team gave out 3,000 eggs to the local community over Easter.

After making the egg deliveries to individual households along with a card, further quantities were taken out to junior sports clubs, residential homes, and local volunteers and staff who have supported the community throughout the pandemic.

The recipients included residents of Woldhaven and Sherbutt House, Young People Count, Pocklington Group Practice, junior football teams at Pocklington and Barmby Moor, and community initiatives at Holme on Spalding Moor, Barmby Moor, Bielby and Melbourne; while more are to be distributed through junior sport at the tennis, cricket and rugby clubs.

In all PRITC collected more than 3,000 chocolate items.

The charity’s own funds were boosted by support from Power Health Products Ltd and The HEY Smile Foundation, who also arranged a generous donation of goodies from NISA Retail.

Supervising the Easter roll out of eggs from the rugby clubhouse in Burnby Lane, PRITC chairman Andy Bowden, said: “The charity aims to support the local community and groups, including encouraging healthy activity and social interaction for young and old.

“Our Easter egg delivery was generously supported and once again proved really well received, and we continue to plan for future events and ways to help people locally.”

The charity received numerous thank yous for its efforts from across the age range. Barmby Moor Football Club sent a photo of their Under 8 players celebrating with their eggs along with the message ‘A big thank you to Pocklington Rugby In The Community and The Smile Foundation for the Easter eggs donation to Barmby Moor Junior football club’, while a senior citizen from Everingham reported she was ‘really touched that two nice young men from the rugby club delivered an Easter egg to me’.

The charity delivered more than 200 festive meals to local residents before Christmas in a huge, well-run operation.