For the past three years, Shoosmiths Leeds Office has supported the JCI Easter Egg Appeal which collects thousands of Easter Eggs for disadvantaged families, young people and children across the West Yorkshire region each year.
The families and children are nominated by social services and charities as they have been identified as living below the poverty line.
As it was not possible to collect physical Easter Egg donations this year due to social distancing measures in response to the pandemic, members of the Leeds Office Corporate Responsibility Committee collected monetary donations and purchased Easter eggs on behalf of their colleagues. The Leeds Office significantly surpassed its initial target of 50 eggs, with colleagues donating a phenomenal total of 251 eggs this Easter (pictured below). This was a fantastic effort and surpasses the previous year’s achievement of donating 50 eggs, which was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the beginning of the first lockdown.
As a whole, the total number of eggs collected across West Yorkshire by the appeal this year was over 3,500 and the appeal now collaborates with over 20 different charities and organisations. Although it may only seem a small gesture, it will undoubtedly have made a difference to many families and put a smile on lots of faces this Easter period in a year where that is needed more than ever.