Unexpectedly, their CitySprint office was broken into and 150 of the chocolate eggs were stolen. CCTV footage from the break-in, which happened just one week before Easter, was given to police and an arrest was made.
As news of the theft spread, Easter egg donations started flooding in from kind-hearted members of the public, including many children who chose to give their own Easter eggs away. An astounding 2,000 eggs were collected in less than one week, plus donations totalling £93.50! Quite the egg-straordinary outcome!
Jim Jackson from CitySprint said "We have been delighted and overwhelmed by the support of all those that have donating eggs; we now have an astounding 2000 eggs at our Norfolk service centre alone. The eggs have been collected as part of an initiative across 40 CitySprint service centres nationwide which aims to share a 'mountain' of eggs to local charities this Easter. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that donated, as well as the teams in our service centres, whose dedication has ensured that CitySprint is set to deliver happiness to those most in need this weekend."
Getting 2,000 eggs delivered to hospitals up and down the country in time for Easter Sunday was a mammouth task, but we achieved it with the help of CitySprint's courier team, who delivered the Easter eggs for us, to Addenbrooke's Hospital, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Guys and St. Thomas Hospital, Queen's Hospital, King George's Hospital, Alderhey Children's Hospital, The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and Evelina London Children's Hospital.
THANK YOU to everyone who generously donated Easter eggs or money, and especially to those at CitySprint in Norwich, who went above and beyond the call of duty!