An ‘Eggs’ellent Effort by the Novus Easter Bunnies

  08 April, 2021
An ‘Eggs’ellent Effort by the Novus Easter Bunnies

Easter is a time of year that can be even more challenging for people and families struggling to afford food, which is why our employees (or Novus Easter Bunnies) across the country wanted to play their part in donating Easter Eggs to local Food Banks.

Poverty in the UK

According to the Social Metrics Commission report, 14.3 million people are in poverty in the UK, of which 8.3 million are working-age adults, 4.6 million are children, and 1.3 million are of pension age.

It is clear that from these figures, many people struggle to afford food and it’s estimated that over 500,000 people in the UK are now reliant on food parcels, with 2 million people in the UK deemed to be “undernourished”.

How Novus Have Been Helping this Easter

Below are just some of the highlights of how Novus teams throughout the UK helped to support our Food Bank (Easter) Appeal:

Easter Treats for Children in Temporary Housing

Novus in the Gloucester area donated Easter Eggs to all of the children living in GCH Homeless accommodation this Easter.

Novus delivered the chocolate over the Easter Weekend and the GCH Homeless Team ensured that the Easter Bunny provided the chocolate treats in time for Easter.

Nicola Goddard, Homeless Service Team Leader at GCH said:

“I would like to thank Novus for their lovely Easter Egg donation.  We will be handing out an Easter egg to all the children who are living at Caridas House, Nova House and Southgate Street over the Easter period and I’m sure they will be really appreciated.”

easter egg donation 1

Community Investment Team Leader, Mandi Holt said:

“During this difficult year it’s really lovely of our contractor to make a kind donation and put some smiles on faces.”

Novus in Stoke supporting vulnerable Staffordshire Housing Association families

 Novus donated £100 to Staffordshire Housing Association to support their Easter Appeal, with the donation supporting 4 vulnerable families with Food parcels and Easter Eggs over the Easter period.

easter egg donation

Donating Easter Eggs to a Children’s Ward

Novus in Manchester donated Easter Eggs to the Central Manchester Hospital where we are currently completing maintenance works.

The eggs have been distributed across the children’s wards and also to the key workers looking after them during this stressful time.

easter egg appeal

Novus support Help Bristol Homeless Project with Food Voucher Donation

Novus in Bristol donated £120 of food vouchers to the ‘Help Bristol Homeless Project’.

This project provides support and accommodation for homeless individuals.

The accommodation has been constructed out of shipping containers as an affordable way to provide a roof over peoples’ heads.

easter egg donations from Novus

A Cup of Kindness for the Macari Homeless Centre 

The Novus team in Stoke donated Coffee Vouchers to the Macari Homeless Centre in Stoke to provide the residents with brew over the Easter Period.

Ex-professional footballer, Lou Macari, who set up the Homeless project, has passed on his thanks to the Novus team.

lou macari centre cup of kindness

Easter Eggs donated to families in Burton

Novus Burton are currently working in partnership with Bromford to carry out roof replacement works to properties and schemes throughout the East Region.

Novus are currently working at Bromford Dell, where we visited and donated Easter eggs to all the children currently living within the scheme.

The parents and children were thrilled.

easter egg delivery novus Bromford

Novus donate £250 for Stoke Food Bank and pledge further support this year

The Novus team in Stoke have been supporting their local food bank with food donations, and to continue with this support they have gone one step further by pledging to raise £1000 for the food bank.

As a start, they made a £250 donation.

 

Novus donating to foodbank

 

Essential items for food parcels in Wallsall

Novus in Walsall have been working in partnership with WHG to transform the appearance of their customers homes by renovating their residents’ gardens.

Novus contributed and joined forces with WHG this Easter to donate Easter Eggs and essential items to Bloxwich & Blakenall Food Bank, to help struggling families within the community during the Easter Holidays.

large easter egg donation

Novus in Wrexham donate Easter Eggs to Children’s Home

The Novus Wrexham team asked their subcontractors and supply chain for donations of Easter Eggs.

They did not disappoint, with 118  eggs in total received.

These were donated to Tan Y Dre Residential Children’s Home along with a donation for Tan y Bryn Residential Children’s Home.

The Wrexham team also made Easter Egg donations to foodbanks and homeless charities throughout March.

easter egg donation in Wrexham

egg donation in wrexham

easter eggs in wrexham

Colouring Competition for Primary School Children in Uttoxeter

The children from Hartshorne Primary School and Pre-school, took part in a Easter Colouring competition for the Burton-on-Trent office.

We thought it would be a nice way to help the children settle back into school and look forward to their Easter break.

For all children that took part, they received an Easter treat from Novus.

The school is located directly within the area of our external works for Trent and Dove Housing.

donation of easter eggs

Supporting the Uttoxeter Food bank

Again in Uttoxeter, Novus Stoke held a Food bank collection for Uttoxeter Community Centre.

The food bank is assisted by a customer whose property we have previously worked on and the food bank in-turn supports members of the area we have been working in.

As a sign of solidarity with the community, the Novus team wanted to show their support too.

food bank donation in stoke

Novus in Derby and Burton Support local Hospitals with Easter Egg Donations

The Novus Burton got into the Easter spirit by donating Easter Eggs to the Children’s Ward at the Derby and Burton Hospital.

All the Novus team including Site Operatives and Subcontractors contributed a massive amount of eggs to the hospital.

The hospital and charity staff were very grateful for the eggs and gave a big thank you to everyone who donated to this event.

It’s fun to stay at donate to the YMCA

The Novus team in Burton also donated £100 worth of eggs to the Burton YMCA.

These Eggs were then distributed to the residents of the Burton YMCA.

 

Easter Eggs for under privileged families in Manchester

Novus are working with Arawak Walton and have recently completed kitchen works in the Rusholme area of Manchester, and to give a bit back to the local community, Novus donated 50 Easter Eggs to Arawak, which were then distributed to under privileged families within their communities.

easter egg donation in manchester

Thank You

In total the Novus teams and partners across the country have donated enough Easter Eggs and Food Parcels to support over 1000 vulnerable people. A big thank you to everyone who played a part and helped make somebody’s Easter a better one.

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