An Aberdeen shopping centre’s Easter charity campaign has revealed record-breaking figures for this year’s efforts.
The Trinity Centre in Aberdeen held its 18th annual Easter Egg Appeal and has revealed that, thanks to support from numerous shoppers and companies, the team collected 5,036 chocolate Easter eggs – beating last year’s figure of 4,200.
Since 2000, the centre has distributed more than 50,824 eggs to more than 60 children’s organisations, charities, creches, hospitals and family centres in Aberdeen.
Trinity Centre general manager Linda Stewart was keen to thank customers who dropped off chocolate eggs or who donated money at the drop-off point in the mall.
She said: “We are delighted with the response that the appeal has attracted.
“We have developed a strong relationship with our shoppers along with local and national companies that have offered their continuous support throughout the years, with their help we have totally smashed our target.
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“It makes all the hard work worthwhile when you get to see how happy the children are when they receive their egg.
“We are also tremendously thankful to see such generous donations – an anonymous customer kindly donated £50 towards our appeal via our egg on the mall and we have seen a rise in the number of local businesses wanting to get involved or hold their own internal collections.
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“Also a very special thank you to dozens of young football teams who came together and collected more than 239 Easter eggs for the appeal, it is heartwarming to see youngsters supporting such a worthy cause.
“On behalf of everyone who received an egg we want to say a massive thank you.”