EIGHT thousand Easter eggs were delivered to Wiltshire Council’s Wellbeing Hub in Salisbury to give an extra treat to those receiving food parcels and to say thank you to frontline workers.

The surplus Easter eggs were donated by Nestlé to deserving causes throughout the UK.

The Wellbeing Hub in Salisbury has been set up to support people in need during the Covid-19 crisis with the co-ordination of emergency food parcels to residents.

In addition to being distributed in emergency food parcels, the eggs have also been delivered across Wiltshire to foodbanks and frontline staff working in schools, nurseries, social care, NHS, police, fire and rescue and refuse collectors to say a big ‘thank you’ for their work they are doing to deliver critical services to our residents at this time.

Council leader Philip Whitehead said: “We’re very grateful to Nestlé for donating these Easter eggs for us to distribute across the county to vulnerable people and critical workers in Wiltshire. Our frontline services have worked tirelessly during the pandemic and their commitment and contribution is hugely appreciated. This is just a little way we can say ‘thank you’ for their amazing efforts and provide a treat for the most vulnerable members of our community who have been particularly affected by Covid-19.”

Katya Simmons, of Nestlé Professional UK and Ireland managing director, added “We’re delighted to be able to support Wiltshire Council’s Wellbeing Hub to help vulnerable people with our donation of Easter Eggs during this very difficult time and say thank you to all the critical workers doing a fantastic job in challenging circumstances.”