A different kind of Easter egg

Throughout March and early April 2012 the Together Trust runs its annual Easter egg appeal. The aim of the appeal is to encourage local companies, groups and individuals to donate chocolate eggs so that every young person under 18 and supported by the Together Trust receives an egg for Easter.

Roughley's Bikers supported us once again and ‘roared’ into the Together Trust campus on Sunday 25th March 2012 making their annual delivery.

Roughley's Bikers deliver Easter eggs to the Together Trust
Of course the children who lived in the various homes on our Belmont site in Cheadle in the 1930s and 1940s did not receive quite the same kinds of eggs as our young people do today:
“Easter came along. I don’t remember having an Easter egg, you know, I remember having an ordinary egg. For Easter that was a big treat that was.”
Female resident at Shaw Home from 1938 to 1942, speaking in 2009.

The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th Century with France and Germany leading the way in their development. They have been a traditional gift at Easter since the early 1900s although painted chicken eggs were still popular. At the Belmont homes Easter was a time for reflection. Chicken eggs at breakfast was a rare treat and much enjoyed by the inhabitants.

Have a look at more photos of this year's Easter egg drop-off on our Facebook Page.