Easter eggs boost for young people

Two MK companies have donated more than 100 Easter eggs to local children's charity Ride High.

Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 6:20 am

In the run-up to Easter weekend, members and staff of David Lloyd Leisure and Nuffield Health donated chocolate treats so all the 80 children the charity supports received at least one Easter egg.

Ride High changes the prospects of MK’s most disadvantaged and troubled children by teaching them to ride horses, building their social skills and confidence and helping them back into school, college or work experience.

David Lloyd Leisure Milton Keynes joined the war on sugar by inviting people to swap their Easter eggs for a healthier alternative. Members have been donating eggs in return for a one-day pass, enabling them to sample the club’s facilities for all the family.

Children’s manager at Ride High, Grace Wilkinson, said: “We are so grateful to David Lloyd Leisure, Nuffield Health and all the generous customers who donated.

“At Ride High, we work with some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Milton Keynes working to not only provide them with a sense of belonging and a break from their problems but also to improve their life skills, confidence and self-esteem.

“For some of the children it was the only treat they received. To be able to tell them that strangers have thought of them in this way is a great boost.”