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Sainsbury's Thorley Park shoppers and staff help Stansted Airport firefighter's eggs-traordinary Easter effort



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For the ninth year running, a Stansted Airport firefighter has visited Sainsbury's at Thorley Park to collect Easter eggs donated by shoppers and staff for poorly children in hospital.

Simon Phillips, a member of White Watch at the airport, has been undertaking this eggs-traordinary task since 2014.

He collects the chocolate eggs from businesses and generous individuals across East Herts and Essex, and then distributes them to the children’s ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and other hospitals in the area.

Sainsbury's Thorley Park staff with Simon Phillips of Stansted Airport's fire and rescue service – from left, Marenka Dynia, Dorest Qavolli, operations manager Geoff Scott, Simon Phillips and Jan Williams
Sainsbury's Thorley Park staff with Simon Phillips of Stansted Airport's fire and rescue service – from left, Marenka Dynia, Dorest Qavolli, operations manager Geoff Scott, Simon Phillips and Jan Williams

In that time, customers and staff at the store have donated about 1,000 eggs, with over 100 being given this Easter.

Geoff Scott, the store's operations manager, said: “It's great to know that Sainsbury’s at Thorley Park, and our valued customers, continue to support and have a positive impact by bringing some Easter cheer to those in need.

“I’m so proud to know that we, together, are helping to make a difference at an important time for families and loved ones."



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