Boy, 8, donates 800 Easter eggs to sick children in hospital and food banks

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in General | 0 comments

Boy, 8, donates 800 Easter eggs to sick children in hospital and food banks

An eight-year-old boy has donated a staggering 800 chocolate Easter bunnies to sick children at his local hospital and people using food banks.

Brodie Carr was shocked to see the plight of some people using food banks while volunteering at one last month.

So he decided that he would save up his own pocket money and organise a collection for people less fortunate over the Easter break.

Brodie then visited supermarkets to buy 800 chocolate bunnies with the £1,000 raised from the collection and a JustGiving appeal to give to the Warrington Foodbank and Warrington Hospital’s children’s ward.

He used the leftover funds to buy additional goods for the Warrington Foodbank.

His proud mum Rae Carr, from Grappenhall, in Warrington, Cheshire, said: ‘About four weeks ago Brodie and I were talking about the food bank and people who have no food.

‘Brodie got really upset about it and wanted to do something, so he started saving up his pocket money.

‘Then he made me take him to the supermarket where he spent all his pocket money on the food bank. When he went to the food bank he asked if he could volunteer.

‘He then decided with Easter coming up it was upsetting that children have to use the food bank and it would be a lovely idea if he could give all the kids that use it an Easter egg.

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‘We went to Aldi where they were 69p, so he thought he could raise enough money to get 100. Not only did he have enough money to buy everyone who uses the food bank a chocolate Easter bunny but he also had loads of money left over.

‘Brodie was in Warrington Hospital last year and they were fabulous with him, so we thought it would be nice if the kids who are in hospital over Easter got some Easter eggs to.

‘It makes me want to cry because of how proud I am of him.’

Brodie is now looking to set up a charity in order to help other children in need.

He said: ‘I did it because I wanted to help homeless people and people who don’t have any food.’

Warrington Hospital said: ‘It was a lovely gesture from Brodie. He is a community champion!’