Kind-hearted East Lothian locals brought thousands of Easter eggs to nursing homes, hospitals, hospices and recreational facilities for those with special needs this weekend.
Lee Stewart, undertaker for Co-op Funeralcare in Tranent for 15 years, organized the event and reached out to a number of companies in the area to ask them to donate eggs
She told Edinburgh Live that she was overwhelmed by generosity after a whopping 2,800 eggs were donated and delivered to key workers, hospital patients, nursing home residents and other vulnerable people in the area.
There were also leftover eggs, which were sold in Haddington today, raising an impressive £ 920 to support a dementia garden in Tranent.
Lee Stewart told Edinburgh Live: “Due to the lockdown, a lot of people were isolated with no visitors so we just wanted to put smiles on people’s faces.
“I reached out to companies that were so generous in donating eggs and cash, and then we delivered them to every nursing home in East Lothian, as well as local hospitals, hospices, day care centers and a special needs game program.
“It took two days between Thursday and Friday and my sister was dressed as an Easter Bunny to stand at the window of nursing homes to take pictures with residents.
“All the nurses and patients were over the moon and we had a local woman named Grace Hogan who baked truffles and delivered them to nursing stations.”
(Image: Lammermuir House Care Home)
The full list of companies that donated eggs and money to the cause was:
Iain wood technology
7plus7 Construction Ltd.
Discount on wood
Advanced hot tubs and swimming pools
Bisset & Steedman
East Coast FM Scotland
Adon Davie Racing # 38
ACs taxis & minibuses
After receiving thousands of eggs, there were some leftovers at the end of the Easter event, so Lee decided to use them for a good cause.
Today the rest of the eggs were sold to the local Haddington community and £ 920 was collected. The money will be donated to the Garden of Reflection by Dementia Friendly Tranent.