Abington Park Museum donates Easter eggs to foodbank

Posted 14th April 2020

More than a thousand Easter eggs intended for an Easter egg hunt at Abington Park Museum have been donated to the Weston Favell Centre Food Bank.

Staff at Abington Park Museum decided to arrange for the eggs to be delivered to the foodbank when the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Elizabeth Ravine, administrator for Northampton Museums, contacted Weston Favell Centre Foodbank who gratefully received the donation. She said: “We had bought the Easter eggs some time ago in preparation for our popular Easter egg hunts at Abington Park Museum. Around a thousand children visit the event and when we realised we wouldn’t be able to use the eggs anymore we didn’t want them to go to waste.”

Simon Burgess, Weston Favell Centre Foodbank administrator, said: “We are delighted about the generous donation the museum is giving us. These eggs will go to families who visit the foodbank, so every child will receive an egg at Easter.”

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community engagement and safety, said: “So many children visit Abington Park Museum over Easter and I’m pleased to see that whilst the event is cancelled we can hopefully put a smile on a child’s face who otherwise might not have received an egg this Easter.”

Abington Park Museum remains closed until further notice during the Coronavirus pandemic. Follow the museum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbingtonMuseum to receive updates when the museum re-opens.