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Generous student donates chocolate eggs to care home and local children's ward


A Wrexham Glyndwr University student went the egg-stra mile this week donating more than 50 Easter eggs.

Business student Louise Handley, 31, launched an appeal for Easter eggs to donate them to Broughton Hall Care Home and Wrexham Maelor’s Children’s Ward in time for Good Friday.

She said: “Residents at the home loved them. We actually took them around and gave them out individually to each resident and looking at their faces was great.

“They were all so thrilled. Some even stated it had been a few years since they had had one.

“I helped organise a Christmas dinner for Broughton Hall residents at the university last year so I wanted to help them at Easter too. I wanted to give the residents a nice treat.”

Louise, originally only raising the eggs for Broughton Hall, collected 54 eggs in total, smashing her target of 38, so decided to donate the rest of them to Wrexham Maelor’s Children’s Ward.

She said: “After the first week of the appeal I thought we were going to struggle, but then the last couple of days we were flooded with Easter eggs so I called Wrexham Maelor to ask could I donate some for the children there.

“They were very thankful when we delivered them and are going to give them out over the weekend along with the other eggs they have received.

“I wanted to give something back to the community and we have had such a great reception for the appeal which is nice.”

Students and staff donated the egg-cellent treats and proprietors of Wrexham Village, where Louise lives, donated 18 chocolate eggs.

Louise had a cracking great time delivering the eggs to residents and the hospital ward, along with friend and health and social care student, Lady Lyn, 23.

Hayley Jones, activities co-ordinator at Broughton Hall Care Home, said: “We didn’t tell the residents Louise was coming with the eggs so it was a big surprise for them, they were very shocked. They’ve never had donations like this from outside the care home.

“Louise helped organise a lovely dinner for the residents at the university at Christmas and watch the pantomime too. She is really good and is such a very kind girl.”

Louise is already hoping to help Broughton Hall again this Christmas.