18th Oct, 2017

Sweet-natured Redditch resident regifts her Easter prize to children's charity

Imogen Buller 19th Apr, 2017 Updated: 26th Jun, 2017

A SWEET-natured Redditch resident who won an Easter raffle has donated her cracking prize to Acorns Children’s Hospice in Birmingham.

Doreen Cross, who lives in Terry Springs Court, won an enormous 6kg chocolate Easter egg in a raffle last weekend (April 15) and decided that her chocolatey treat would be better enjoyed by children in need.

The 93 year-old, who is often called upon to help new residents settle in to Terry Springs, said: “I feel quite overcome – I’ve been able to do something I have wanted to do for a long time and I know that some very deserving people will benefit from it.

“Every year we have a big egg as a prize and I have always said that if I ever won it, I would make sure it was donated to a children’s charity.

“This year, I did win it, so I was delighted to be able to give it to Acorns.”

The egg was hand delivered by a friend of Doreen and Acorns sent a letter back, thanking her for her generosity, explaining how both the children and their families would enjoy the huge Easter treat.

Doreen added: “I might be a bit old, but I still have kind thoughts and I hope my gesture might inspire others to do something good too. It’s nice to give something back when you can.”

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