Dio­cese of Portsmouth

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St Mary’s Church in Frat­ton Road gave more than 260 dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren in Portsmouth an egg this Easter due to an enor­mous re­sponse to an ap­peal or­gan­ised by the church.

The church aimed to col­lect at least 270 eggs, enough for each of the chil­dren and young peo­ple sup­ported by The Roberts Cen­tre in Land­port, and was ex­tremely please when more than 350 eggs were do­nated. The dona­tions came from all across the dio­cese in­clud­ing from other churches in the city and lo­cal area, and in­di­vid­ual and lo­cal busi­nesses.

Mel God­dard, the cen­tre’s fam­ily ser­vices manager said: “We sup­port th­ese fam­i­lies long-term through re­ally dif­fi­cult times and it is just lovely to be able to share the spe­cial joy of Easter with them too. This will make such a dif­fer­ence to them.

“I’d like to say a mas­sive ‘thank you’ to ev­ery­one who has given an egg. It might seem small to you but to th­ese chil­dren it will be mas­sive. No words can ex­plain just how grate­ful we are.”

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