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Our generous contribution to the Wood St Mission Easter Project

20 Apr 2015

Mrs Muriel Shingler and Mrs Rose Underwood, who co-ordinated the University's contribution to the Wood St Mission Easter Project, would like to thank everyone for their generous donations of Easter eggs and donations towards this year’s Easter Project

Boy with Easter eggs

The Wood St Mission received over 700 Easter eggs as well as financial donations this year from members of staff at the University. They would also like to thank the members of staff in Goods Receiving Sackville Street for arranging to collect donations from around the University.

Over 800 families were already booked in for help with Eggs and Wood Street commenced giving Easter treats out at the beginning of April and continued to book family’s right up until the Easter holidays. Last year over 6,000 Easter Eggs were distributed to 1,613 children all of whom are affected by poverty and they expect that number to increase this year.  Wood Street have also ensured that each of the 800 families referred for help at Easter will be given a food hamper to help them through the extended school holidays. 

Our contribution to their work really will make a huge difference to these local families and help them to continue to offer this free help to them.  The families themselves remain very grateful for the help they receive and so it is on their behalf that Wood Street Mission thank you all for your contribution to this year’s project and continued support.

They continue to support families throughout the year with clothing parcels, baby equipment, bedding as well as offering a school uniform package at the beginning of the school year.  If you want to find out more about the work that they do, visit:

If you would like to support Wood Street Mission throughout the year, why not join the monthly Wood Street Mission Lottery along with other colleagues in the University.  We are pleased to report that this year we made a donation of four thousand pounds from the money raised from the Lottery.  For further information and an application form contact: