Play2Give launches fourth Easter egg drive

Published: 9th February 2024

A Didcot-born charity has launched its fourth Easter egg appeal to bring ‘joy and smiles’ to children and their families in hospital.

Play2Give, is looking to collect Easter eggs to deliver to the Oxford Children’s Hospital, siblings and families in the NCU at the John Radcliffe Hospital via SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents).

The charity, founded by Andy Baker from the town, will be welcoming donations until March 25th.

After three ‘successful’ Easter appeals, an appeal first launched by the charity in 2020, Play2Give’s drive last year saw a record 700 eggs donated by the community with the charity amassing almost 1,300 in total.

The group said: “We hope to collect as many eggs as possible again, so that as well as children and families in hospital we can also deliver the cheer, joy and smiles of chocolate treats to Viking House in Oxford and to Helen and Douglas House.”

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Coronet Bingo hall and Bizzy Bees Cafe all in Didcot, while The Lambourn on Abingdon business park have all been confirmed as drop off points with several more which the full list can be found online.

People can also donate online and the money raised will be used in purchasing Easter eggs.

The Easter eggs will be delivered by the bunny on March 26th, in time for Easter.

People wishing to get involved and for a full list of donation points can find more information at the appeal page.