Be a good egg this Easter

Every Spring, Gentoo encourage its staff to donate an Easter egg to those less fortunate and last year more than 1,000 eggs were collected and delivered by Gentoo volunteers.

Corporate partners; AsdaBarclaysBerghausNorthern Gas Networks and Tombola are supporting the campaign and to make this year even better, we are also asking the community to get involved.

In increasing times of austerity, it is even more important to support local families. Something small such as a chocolate egg can make someone’s day. As well as donating to local beneficiaries such as Ashkirk Homelessness Household Project, Wearside Women in Need, St Benedict’s Hospice and Sans Street Youth and Community Centre, Gentoo refer customers and families that are financially vulnerable, to ensure they get a treat at Easter.

Anyone who would like to donate can drop off an egg at any Gentoo office or at Barclays branches in Washington, Sunderland, Houghton and Hetton-le-Hole.

The deadline for donations is Friday 18 March.

For further information about this campaign contact Jane-Lertas Robinson on 0191 525 5000 or