Easter Spring Surprise

Over the Easter Bank Holiday over 300 bright green Easter Surprise bags could be seen on the streets of Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Each Surprise Bag contained a stunning bunch of bright yellow daffodils, supplied by Fleur De Lys, a luxury Easter Egg, both sponsored by Bam Nuttall, and a hand-made Easter card beautifully crafted by the children of Riverside School, Colden School and Scout Road School.

Our Spring Surprise bags being prepared
© Craig Shaw Photo and Film

”We really think it is important for our older generations and families to feel supported and valued during this pandemic and this was our way of making sure our people realised that” the impact of this small gesture was “Tears! From the people who received our spring surprise gift, and tears from some of the volunteers who realised the impact this little gesture had on the wellbeing of families who are struggling and the elderly who felt isolated and abandoned in these uncertain times.” – Jan Lymer from CCC

The contents of one of our Spring Surprise bags

Going forward, we have supplied Picnic in a Bag which provided all the essentials for a picnic, including utensils, a blanket and food from our FoodShare project, and supported Happy Valley Pride’s Pink Pride Picnic by providing once again the blankets and picnic utensils free to anyone who needed them. In the future we aim to create a similar project for the Christmas season with Christmas in a Box aimed at families with children and Christmas in a Bag for our older generation Community Friends.

It is our privilege to provide for those who need it in the Upper Calder Valley, and we look forward to many more similar projects.

“Kindness is our currency, and it is a currency our volunteers hold in abundance”

This project supported by Bam Nuttall