Superheroes to give out 800 free Easter eggs to Melton families

Eight hundred free Easter eggs will be given out to families in the Melton area as a goodwill community gesture and to help highlight issues around mental health.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 1:01 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:51 pm
Superheroes join representatives of the Unlock Your You mental health charity at a recent event in Melton - they will be giving out Easter eggs to Melton families on Easter Monday EMN-210104-174124001

The heart-warming initiative has been organised by the Unlock Your You mental health charity, in collaboration with Melton Mowbray and District Round Table and town stores, Morrisons supermarket and Spar.

Many of the eggs were donated by the Melton community with the others coming from Morrisons and Spar.

Various superheroes and the Easter bunny will be giving out the chocolate treats at eight different locations in the Melton area on Easter Monday.

Batwoman will be one of the superheroes giving out Easter eggs to Melton families at Easter Monday's event organised by the Unlock Your You charity EMN-210104-161128001

Diane Dale, of Unlock Your You, told the Melton Times: “We are going out over Easter to lift the spirits of local people.

“We’ve taken the superheroes out with us at other events and the children absolutely love them.”

Local Morrisons’ community champion, Rob Morrish, added: “Any children in the area can come along and get one of our eggs.

“We’ve got around 800 to give out and we are doing it just to bless the children and do something nice for the community.

“The aim is also to highlight mental health issues and the support people can get.”

Locations and approximate times where you can pick up an Easter egg on Easter Monday:

*Fairmead Childrens Centre, Melton, 9.30am;

*The Cove Community Centre, Melton, 10am;

*Co-op, Asfordby, 10.30am;

*Spar, Valley Road, Melton, 11am;

*The Edge Community Centre, Melton, 11.30am;

*One Stop, Grange Drive, Melton, 12noon;

*Allotments at Melton Country Park, 12-30pm;

*Morrisions supermarket, Melton, 1pm.

To access the Melton Unlock Your You mental health support, call 01664 668699.