For the second year in a row, our colleagues at Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) have run their fantastic Easter egg collection!
This year, the North Tyneside team worked with local communities and businesses to collect over 250 Easter eggs!
The MOTW team donated the Easter treats to two local charities, North East Homeless and the domestic violence charity, Harbour. Both are based in North Shields and are organisations that MOTW works with on a regular basis.
To collect the eggs, the MOTW team set up six donation points across North Tyneside, as well as working with businesses, supermarkets, and communities.
MOTW’s North Tyneside Senior Navigator, Joanne Mclauchlin, said: “The North Tyneside MOTW team likes to give back to the local community and we wanted to make sure that no one goes without a chocolate treat this Easter. So, for the second year running, we launched an Easter egg campaign.
This year, our collection was in aid of the people supported by North East Homeless and Harbour. In the work that we do, we collaborate closely with these organisations, so we see first-hand the fantastic impact that they make.
“Through this campaign, we have brought the community together and rallied around with requests to local residents and businesses. We asked some local businesses to act as donation points, so people could call in and drop off eggs, and we have been absolutely overwhelmed by the response. In total, we collected 250 Easter eggs! This has truly been a community effort in supporting these organisations.”
We’re so proud to lead Moving On Tyne & Wear, an amazing employability programme that helps people with a health barrier, disability, additional learning need, or autism, to get into employment, training, or volunteering.
Moving On Tyne & Wear is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and The European Social Fund, as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.