Big-hearted Wigan tot aims to collect 100 Easter eggs for care home residents and poorly children
Lavana Davies is a compassionate four-year-old and wants to make sure that poorly youngsters at Wigan Infirmary and residents of a care home near her Higher Ince house don’t miss out on a traditional gift next month.
So the Central Primary School reception pupil is trying to collect or raise enough money for 100 Easter eggs.
She has sacrificed her own pocket money and carried out chores for relatives – including mum Natalie – in return for donations and so far has 22 eggs to her name.
Natalie said: “Lavana wanted to know if the ladies at the Lakelands care home would be getting an Easter egg and I said ‘probably not; they’re not as lucky as you,’ and suggested she might do something about it.
“I’d done fund-raising for a care home in Aspull too so she decided she’d do a collection herself.
"The original aim was to collect 40 eggs but once I put it on Facebook with Lavana wearing her favourite Mary Poppins outfit that she wore on World Book Day, there was a big rise in interest.
"And so we’ve put the target up to 100: 40 for the care home and 60 for the Rainbow children’s ward at the hospital.”
Natalie said that people they knew had been dropping off chocolate eggs – they don’t have to be fancy, expensive ones, she says – at their home.