Help bring Easter joy to sick kids
YEAR 10 Surf Coast Secondary College student Maya Supple is combining a family tradition with a school project, collecting and delivering Easter eggs to sick kids in hospital.
Ms Supple said year 10 students – as part of a ‘give back’ project – give back to the community via their school who had happily come on board to help.
“My family has been collecting eggs since I was in primary school to give kids on the children’s ward at University Geelong Hospital. For the past five years, we’ve asked the community to donate via social media and online,” she said.
“They’ve always been so generous and this year I asked the school to be involved and they’ve been so supportive, accepting donations at the administration office.”
Ms Supple said her family collects donations for two months prior to Easter and would finish up early April before they surprise the kids with their eggs.
“I was a very sickly child growing up and was in and out of hospital quite a lot, I know when you’re in hospital something like this can really brighten your day,” she said.
“Whether it’s a magazine or a chocolate egg, it really makes a difference. We met one little boy one year who was so excited, it made me feel really, really happy. His reaction to the eggs was so rewarding.”
Maya said last year their bounty was well and truly in the hundreds and was hoping to replicate similar numbers this year.
“Last year we collected around 400 eggs which was awesome. Anyone can come and drop eggs off to the school’s administration office, there’s a big tub and poster.
“I just want to thank everyone whose donated and everyone who is thinking of donating. The nurses pay for the eggs themselves out of their own pocket, they don’t get any funding so we just really wanted to help them out.”
To donate Easter eggs, go to Surf Coast Secondary College located at 75 White Street, Torquay.