Published: 13:29, 08 April 2021
| Updated: 13:30, 08 April 2021
Hundreds of Easter eggs have been dished out to grateful emergency service crews thanks to a successful care home appeal.
Haslington Lodge Care Home set itself the ambitious challenge of notching up enough chocolate to treat hard-working local services and vulnerable people across Dartford.
Eager to make a difference this Easter the Greenhithe-based care home put out an appeal for donations.
Thanks to various pledges it was able to meet its target of collecting 500 Easter eggs.
Among the grateful recipients were retirement housing complex Loam Court, Dartford's Community Safety Unit, ambulance service, fire station, as well as Livingstone Hospital.
Haslington's resident "cheeky chicken" and "Rodney" the Rabbit even made a surprise visit to Craylands Primary School in Swanscombe to drop off more treats.
Sally Ann Briggs, manager at Haslington Lodge Care Home, said: “We put out an appeal for Easter eggs and through donations of eggs and money to our Go Fund Me page, we have been able to share our smiles and Easter joy with others.
"It’s been a fabulous couple of weeks which have now culminated in making those special deliveries which have really made our Easter that little bit more special.”