Specsavers in Ilkeston are appealing to the local community to donate Easter eggs to their stores for SalCare, a charity offering support to local children.
The Specsavers store on Bath Street in Ilkeston is accepting donations of chocolate eggs in the run up to Easter.
Free support and advice
Salcare works with families from all backgrounds who need a little extra support – offering specialist advice, an emergency food bank, and community kitchen and community rooms. They also run Escape, a service offering free support and advice to victims of domestic violence and their families.
Ilkeston Specsavers store director Krishna Parmar commented: ‘We are always looking for ways to give back to our community, and the Salcare charity is a great example of a good cause supporting local families.’
Supporting local families
Lizzie Nugent, Team Leader at Escape, said: ‘We envisage in particular the eggs contributing to the families and children that we help at Escape, a specialised service run by Salcare for people who have experienced domestic violence. Even something small, like Easter eggs, will allow a form of normality and bonding time for parents and children in need around Easter.’
Donations of Easter eggs have already started coming in to store. ‘We know that we can always rely on the generosity of the community to get behind us to support this fantastic cause,' continued Krishna. 'We hope to make a donation in the coming weeks to help the Escape service make Easter an easier time for families who are facing difficulties.’
For further information please visit www.salcare.org.uk