Eastwood egg runner donates hundreds for Easter

Eastwood Mayor Ken Woodhead delivers an Easter egg to residents of The Rookery care home, Church Street.
Eastwood Mayor Ken Woodhead delivers an Easter egg to residents of The Rookery care home, Church Street.

Mayor Eastwood Ken Woodhead has delivered egg-citing surprises to Eastwood’s elderly with his latest annual Egg run.

The incumbant Mayor and South Ward councillor, who is up for re-election this May, delivered 300 eggs to the town’s care homes last year and this year again received hundreds of donations to give to elderly people.

Mr Woodhead said: “I do it every year because I think elderly people are left out a little bit and to see their faces light up when you go in and give them an egg, it’s unreal – they really appreciate it.

“A lot of the families don’t visit too much, and everybody donates to kids hospitals so the elderly are the forgotten few.

“If I get too many they’re not wasted – I’ll find out where elderly people live alive and make sure they get one too.”

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Edward house, 34, and Ashton court 39. Sam Fell, manager of Edward House and Ashton court which home 73 people between them said it was a wonderful gift for the residents.

She added: “It’s a marvelous thing he’s doing, if it makes at the residents smile it’s absolutely great and that’s what we aim to do, is to make sure they’re happy.

Care assistant at Eastwood House Residential Care home in Church Street, which cares for 18 elderly people said: “I think it’s lovely and I’m sure the residents are pleased.

“A lot of them like to celebrate Easter so it’s been a lovely surprise for them.”

Mr Woodhead accepts donations every year and any left overs are taken to elderly people at home.