The Easter eggs were given out to the young carers, and their siblings.  We also gave eggs to young people with disabilities who attend our Short Breaks and Lila service.  Thanks to Neo’s generous donation we were also able to share them with young people living out our local residential homes, as well as one of our nursery provisions. Barnardo’s works with some of the most vulnerable children, often from families who may not be able to afford such treats as these, and they were all extremely grateful to receive them. 

Liz Horton

Senior Project Worker

Barnardo’s Well-being Hub

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

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Sugar Whatson

(the real life Easter bunny)

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

 

Andrea Thorogood, Volunteer Development Manager

Haven House Children's Hospice

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

 

Volunteer

The Magpie Project

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

 

Sue Malam, Play Specialist

Whipps Cross Hospital

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

 

Jane Jimenez
Acting Team Lead Brent
Paediatric Community Nurse

Easter Egg Appeal 2021

 

"A massive thank you to Neo for all his hard work and enthusiasm in the organisation of so many wonderful chocolate calendars for the children at Whipps Cross. I just know the children will really appreciate them and they will help bring a big smile to their faces."

Sue Malam, Play Specialist

Whipps Cross Hospital

Advent Calendar Appeal 2020

"I am a play specialist from Whipps Cross and on behalf of my colleagues would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Neo for fundraising for Acorn ward! The advent calendars are fantastic to give out to the children and young people on our ward. It was a very kind act for a young boy like yourself to think of others, your thoughtfulness hasn’t gone in noticed and it’s very much appreciated. Thanks again for thinking of us!"

Rebecca Bremner, Play Specialist

Whipps Cross Hospital

Advent Calendar appeal 2020

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"Thank you so much for the advent calendars for Haven House. You have helped us to spread some Christmas cheer to our families in what he been a difficult year. We haven’t been able to see our families as much face to face so this lets them knowing we are still thinking of them."


Andrea Thorogood, Volunteer Development Manager

Haven House Children's Hospice

Advent Calendar appeal 2020

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"Neo's incredible efforts in collecting so many calendars meant that every single child we support could have an advent calendar this year. Seeing their faces as we gave them out was magical. Explaining to those who had never had an advent calendar before that you could only open one door a day was so much fun Lots of the families were baffled by this weird tradition at first!
Perhaps best was the relief and gratitude from mums that their children had something special."

Jane Williams
Founder & CEO of The Magpie Project

Advent Calendar appeal 2020


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"The young carers we work with at Barnardo’s Wellbeing Hub were very grateful for their advent calendars, families have struggled with providing for their children during the pandemic especially and treats like advent calendars are a luxury, so it made a big difference to the young people to be given one.  It was especially thoughtful that it came from a young person of similar age to some of them which made it very meaningful.  We really appreciate Neo’s generosity and giving spirit and wish you and your family all the best for 2021."


Liz Horton, Senior Project Worker

Barnardo’s Wellbeing Hub

Advent Calendar appeal 2020

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"I was introduced to Rina via the Dream factory  and was told that her son was looking to collect 400 advent calendars to donate within the local area. I am a paediatric community nurse that works with very sick children many of whom are underprivileged. I contacted Rina who said that Neo had already allocated the calendars to other causes but that if he collected any more then she would let me know. A few days later Rina contacted me and told me that Neo had managed to collect 200 calendars for the children in the community. I was totally overwhelmed by such an amazing response as this meant that every child would receive a calendar. Neo is a very special boy and his family should be very proud of him. I want to say a huge thank you to Neo for all his help."

Jane Jimenez
Acting Team Lead Brent
Paediatric Community Nurse

Advent Calendar Appeal 2020


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"3food4u are so grateful to inspirational Neo, he has fundraised and donated 350 advent calendars for our vulnerable families and children. The huge smiles on their faces when they received their surprise treats was priceless."

Pesh Kapasiawala
Founder of 3food4u

Advent Calendar Appeal 2020

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