Childcare firm donates 100 Easter eggs to Lancaster and Morecambe schools after charity events
A firm which operates homes for vulnerable youngsters has donated 100 Easter eggs to two district schools.
Bayview Childcare, a small independent company with four children's homes offering care to vulnerable young people in the Lancaster and Morecambe area, recently completed several charity events and also donated 100 Easter eggs to Morecambe Bay Primary School and Skerton St Luke's Primary School.
The eggs were donated by the company's young people and staff teams across the four homes.
Amanda Carpenter, Bayview Childcare director of care, said: "We always try to encourage and involve our young people with charity events that benefit locally to where they live.
"When discussing the next charity event this was one idea that was raised from one of our young people; the young people in each of the homes spent some of their own pocket money in purchasing easter eggs. The staff teams also made donations as did our Regulation 44 visitor Michelle Wade.
"The headteachers at both schools were both extremely very thankful. Skerton St Luke's reposted the picture on their Facebook page where lots of parents commented to say thank you."
St Luke's head Catherine Armistead sent a message to Bayview saying: "Thank you so very much for your kind donation of Easter eggs for the children of Skerton St Luke’s School. Your kindness is much appreciated by all of the school community.
"This year has been really tough for many of our families, so your generosity means a lot to all of us. I think it is wonderful that you are teaching your young people about looking after others in our society and helping them to feel part of the community in which they are growing up.
"To the young people in your care, I would like to say thank you. You have looked beyond the circumstances of your own life and seen others in need, and that takes strength. Keep learning from the good examples of the adults around you and you will be OK.
"To your staff I would like to say thank you for your generosity and for the amazing work you do with some of the most vulnerable young people in our society. Keep being those great role models, even when it gets really hard. You are amazing."