WEST Midlands Police donated more than 500 chocolate eggs to help bring some cheer to children who are staying at domestic abuse refuges over Easter.
Officers and staff donated a total of 560 Easter eggs, plus 30 cuddly bunnies and cash, as part of the force’s seasonal fundraising efforts.
All the items collected will go to Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, Women Acting In Today’s Society (WAITS) in Winson Green and Coventry Haven.
They are all charities that support women and children who experience domestic abuse.
Superintendent Sally Simpson, who organised the collection, said: “After two years of not being able to do a collection like this due to the Covid pandemic we were delighted it could return, and the generosity of colleagues has been overwhelming.
“We’ve seen colleagues donate eggs which they’ve added to their weekly shop, purchase items from tuck shop funds, raise money through dress down days or other fundraising initiatives and even had teams who’ve asked local businesses to get involved.
“I know colleagues and families are being squeezed financially at the moment so I cannot thank everyone enough on behalf of the charities.
“Their kindness will make such a difference to some of the most vulnerable children in our communities.”