‘Dream. Believe. Achieve’.
That’s the motto of Newton Road School, in Rushden, Northamptonshire where our Spurgeons Head Office is based. This motto came true for more than 60 of their students as they each received their own, totally unexpected, Easter egg!
The eggs, of course, had been collected and donated, on behalf of Spurgeons by staff at our near neighbours, Rushden-based Kier. In fact, Kier Digital Asset Executive, Carey Boyes, who organised the Easter egg collection, lives no more than 50 yards away from the school.
EGGS-CITED!: Lynne and Steve colleagues from Newton Road Primary School, Rushden get ready to give the Kier Easter eggs out to 64 children at the school.
This chocolate cheer-up was not only a welcome surprise for the primary school children but also a relief from all the changes they were having to live with at the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown. The children were only at the school while it opened just long enough each day to provide school meals for pupils whose parents and carers are reliant on the school meals service.
Spurgeons’ link to the school had been made possible by the charity’s office Chaplain, Peter Eyre, who co-ordinates the food bank at the Park Road Baptist Church, in Rushden and has close links with Newton Road. The church also runs a food parcel service in partnership with the school, getting welcome supplies to disadvantaged families.
The school’s pastoral and inclusion lead, Lynn Butler, expressed her thanks to all at Kier for donating the eagerly anticipated Easter eggs, explaining that they were handed to children from families entitled to free school meals, when they picked up their packed lunches.