Egg-travaganza tops 2500!

Residents and teams across RCH’s ten care homes were celebrating this week after their Easter Egg-travaganza saw more than 2500 chocolate eggs donated to local good causes in the build up to Easter Weekend.

The campaign, which is part of RCH Care Homes ongoing effort to shine a light on amazing groups and charities within our homes’ extended communities, is in its second year and saw the number of eggs donated in the run up to Easter almost triple compared to 2018.

Aided by donations from generous residents, their loved ones, staff teams and families, local businesses and members of our local communities, the chocolate delights were distributed to charities and organisations in the East and South East including community food banks, children’s wards at a number of hospitals, women’s refuges, shelters and more.

One of our youngest donors, 5-year-old Goda donating her only Easter egg to the children’s ward at her local hospital (along with Mum Egle who kindly donated 46 eggs along with the rest of her family)

Stephen Rees, RCH Care Homes’ Chief Operating Officer said: “We’re dedicated to supporting our residents to continue to play an active part of their local communities and what better way than to get involved in bringing smiles to people less fortunate than ourselves at Easter. This campaign was a real success thanks to everyone’s generosity – it enabled us to thank these groups and charities for the special work they do within our communities whilst brightening people’s days too.”

We supported a whole range of charities and organisations across the East and South East of England. The full list can be found below –


Donated to:

Brentwood Care Centre, Brentwood

Home Support in Essex

Kesson House Care Home, Northfleet

ellenor hospice in Gravesend

Maidstone Care Centre, Maidstone

Maidstone Hospital, a few local food banks and some homeless shelters

Manton Heights Care Centre, Bedford

Bedford Women’s Centre

Orchard House Care Home, Wisbech

The children’s ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn, a local food bank and local women’s refuge

Park View Care Centre, Ashford

William Harvey Hospital’s children’s wards

Queens Court Care Home, Buckhurst Hill

Haven House (local hospice) and Whipps Cross University Hospital’s children’s ward

Romford Care Home, Romford

The children’s ward at Queen’s Hospital

Withens Nursing Home, Southfleet

Children’s Willow Ward at Darent Valley Hospital and Medway Street Angels (a homeless charity in Kent)

Woodlands Care Centre, Cambridge

Arbury Community Centre Food Bank

Julie Hall, Registered Nurse at Withens Nursing Home in Gravesend said: “We had so many kind donations and huge support from everyone at The Withens! The children’s faces lit up when the Easter bunny arrived – it was magical. We just want to make a small difference to those families who aren’t able to be at home for Easter.”

The team from Withens Nursing Home in Southfleet visited the local Children’s ward, spreading Easter cheer and handing out toys and chocolate eggs to children spending the Easter holidays in hospital.

Find out more about the campaign by following RCH Care Homes on Facebook  and Instagram. You’ll be able to follow our hashtag #EasterEggRCH across all of our channels.

You can find out more about RCH Care Homes and the range of residential care, residential dementia care, nursing care, nursing dementia care and end of life care we provide here.

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