GENEROUS Tata steelworkers have donated more than 200 Easter eggs for charities in South Wales.
An appeal by the steel giant to its employees and contractors asked them to pick up an extra egg with their regular shopping to be donated to disadvantaged children locally.
As a result a number of eggs will be going to Morriston Hospital’s Welsh Dragon Burns club, an organisation run by volunteers to help children under 16 who are burn survivors or left permanently scarred from a burns injury.
Leyton Russ, a health and safety advisor at the Port Talbot steelworks volunteers for the club and each Easter helps run an outdoor pursuit’s residential for the kids at Pendine, said: “The eggs will be given on Easter Sunday as part of an Easter egg hunt for the kids. They really enjoy the time away and having a chocolate treat at the end of it is a bonus for them.”
Appeal co-ordinators initially asked Tata employees to provide 35 eggs for the children of the Dragon Burns club’s but were so overwhelmed by the number of eggs donated across both sites in Port Talbot and Llanwern that they were able to donate to all of the children and siblings at Ty Hafan Children’s hospice, Sparkle in Newport, Neath and Port Talbot Women’s Aid, Action for children and the Children’s ward and adolescent ward at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.
Jon Ferriman, hub director of Tata Steel said: “We try and help in the local community whenever we can, and much like our Christmas gift appeal, we are trying to spread a little joy this Easter. We have had a link with the Welsh Dragon Burns and Ty Hafan for many years and a number of our employees volunteer for both organisations.
“Being able to give back to the community is a Tata company philosophy we try and adopt. The generosity of our employees never ceases to amaze.”
A party of children from Southville School and accompanying staff arrived safely at Morfa Bay in anticipation of a busy adventurous week of activities.
The weather on Monday didn’t deter them from enjoying their first afternoon of activities and in the evening a Spooky walk for Halloween down to the beach returning for hot chocolate around the log fire.
Tuesday and what a beautiful day sunshine all the way at Morfa Bay! Thankfully no need for rain coats today and the lads able to play football on the pitch during their lunch break without getting covered in mud!
Wednesday another dry start to the morning but quite blustery but all wrapped up warm and out and about participating in a variety of activities including Climbing,Orienteering,Muddy Assault Course and Abseiling.
Both school’s have arrived safely at Morfa Bay.
Excited children have been busy unpacking in their dorms and following a hearty lunch are ready to start their adventurous activity programme. Activities to include Woodland Scramble,Abseiling,Climbing,Archery,Mountain Bike track, Muddy Assault course to name but a few.
This evening after dinner they will head out on the Morfa Bychan hike before returning to the centre for hot chocolate and after a busy afternoon and evening a well earned restful night.
Yatton School pupils and accompanying staff arrived safely at Morfa Bay ready for a full weeks programme of adventurous activities.
Activities started as soon as the children were all accommodated and had finished their lunch of traditional homemade soup and fresh filled rolls from the local bakery.
Activities enjoyed Zip wire,Muddy Assault Course, Caving ,Mountain Bikes and Climbing.
The evening finished with a hike to Pendine Beach followed by hot chocolate and bed.
So, everyday at Morfa Bay we get that ‘Friday feeling’ but thanks to the girls of group ‘Jenga’ today has been all the more special. The excitable ladies partook in a very fun and very muddy ‘woodland scramble’ session this morning. Still finding enough energy to run through internet sensation and quality songsmith Rebecca Black’s hit song, ‘Friday’ on the mini bus back to camp for lunch.
Altogether now! ‘It’s Friday! Friday!’
After a busy day yesterday the children are once again ready and eager to try new and exciting activities today.
Following a hearty breakfast they have all returned to their accommodation to get ready for a day of adventure.
The older children are heading off with Gethin and Hannah this morning to experience Coasteering.
The younger groups staying onsite this am trying out the High ropes,Zip wire and Climbing wall.
Thankfully the rain has ceased so the children can enjoy the activities and hopefully the sun will appear later.
This evening following dinner a trip to the beach before returning to the centre for hot chocolate and bed.