Spalding boys are good eggs by taking Easter chocolates to Peterborough Hospital
Two Spalding boys proved they were good eggs by taking Easter chocolates to a charity and children’s ward as an act of kindness.
St Norbert’s Primary School pupils Noah (8) and Elliot Ford (5) decided to use money from their piggy banks to buy Easter eggs for children who are in need.
Mum Melissa then asked on Facebook to see if anyone wanted to help their generous gesture and the appeal took off – raising enough cash to buy 150 Easter eggs.
The family took 30 eggs to Boston Women’s Aid and 120 to Peterborough Hospital to be shared among Covid staff and Amazon Children’s Ward, which looked after Elliot when he had an adenotonsillectomy operation last year.
Melissa said: “The boys were really surprised as the eggs started piling up in the spare room – we talked a lot about how one small idea had grown into something much bigger as it had encouraged others to give too.
“One of my phrases when they leave for school is ‘be kind and be awesome’. I think we have tried to make them aware of how important it is to think of others and the ethos of their school does this too.”
The boys previously collected donations of toiletries and treats for Women’s Aid for Christmas 2019.
Melissa added: “They chose to donate money from their piggy banks to Children in Need in November 2020 after seeing one of the films shown on the night and Noah saying that it wasn’t fair on the children.”
The boys, Melissa and dad Dan also completed a virtual Three Peaks Challenge at home last year to raise money for the East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH).
They also helped to bring cheer to others during lockdown – with the boys accompanying Melissa when she made anonymous doorstep deliveries to friends.
Teachers from St Norbert’s were among those to receive the surprise gifts from the Fords – and Melissa also raised money from fellow St Norbert’s parents to put together wellbeing packs for staff during lockdown.
Both boys have been praised in the school’s newsletter as part of its ‘Heart that Sees’ award, which encourages ‘acts of mercy and kindness’.
Melissa said: “We are both really proud of how they want to help others and make people smile, and they are already keen to come up with their next mission. Watch this space.”