HUNDREDS of Easter eggs were delivered to locked down youngsters, key workers’ children and vulnerable families across East Lancashire.

Ribble Valley Borough Council staff joined forces with community volunteers to distribute 2,000 eggs to the children of key workers in schools and nurseries as well as to parish councils for distribution to families in lockdown, vulnerable and isolated households, and residents in sheltered accommodation.

The Community Outreach UK team, in partnership with Building Bridges, distributed Easter eggs to frontline workers and community groups across Burnley and Pendle to give locked-down and vulnerable children an Easter lift.

Ribble Valley Mayor Cllr Stella Brunskill said: “We thought it was important to spread some Easter cheer and were delighted to distribute these free chocolate eggs to local youngsters."

Burnley Council Leader Charlie Briggs has also supported the initiative and said: “I would just like to say a big thank you to the Building Bridges team and Community Outreach UK for their kindness. This is a lovely gesture and one that has been much appreciated.”

Burnley and Pendle organisations to benefit include the Stoops and Hargher Clough Community Centre, the Safenet women’s refuge, The Haven children’s home, Brunshaw Pharmacy, Burnley Fire Station, Burnley Police Station, and the Burnley Council and Urbaser staff responsible for refuse collection and street cleansing.