The eggs presented to Demelza Hospice Care for Children Photo: Kent Police

An extra special Easter egg hunt has taken place in Sittingbourne after police cadets donated a bumper selection of the chocolate treats to a local children’s charity.  

The volunteer cadets, comprising of teenagers who are based in the town, bought 130 eggs which they then donated to Demelza Hospice Care for Children.

They were presented to the hospice on Thursday 14 April, so that they could be used for an Easter egg hunt over the weekend.  

PCSO John Cork of the Swale Community Safety Unit said: ‘The cadets wanted to do something nice for the children at the hospice and felt that a donation of chocolate treats would be well received. ‘The hospice provides invaluable care and we are pleased that the donation helped to make their Easter celebrations extra special.’

The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme is a uniformed organisation supported by Kent Police for young people aged 13 to 17. Cadets meet once a week for two to three hours during term time and in addition volunteer three more hours each month to help with a community-based project.

Hayley Richardson, Demelza Director of Fundraising and Marketing, added: ‘Thank you to the Sittingbourne police cadets for their donation of Easter Eggs which has brought a smile to families who access Demelza’s services. ‘As a charity Demelza is reliant on the kindness of individuals, groups and businesses to be able to provide our vital care and support services and create memories for children with serious or terminal conditions, whether through much-needed monetary donations, the gift of time through volunteering or other thoughtful acts.’

By Ed

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