Caring pupils help make Easter for Friends

Nothing else says community spirit than sharing gifts among complete strangers.

Monday, 28th March 2016, 2:31 pm
Updated Friday, 1st April 2016, 10:25 pm
Pupils from Staining Primary school give Easter eggs and flowers to members of Just Good Friends in St Annes.

But they weren’t strangers for long when a group of excited Staining Primary School pupils visited the Just Good Friends community group at the Palace Rooms, Garden Street, St Annes.

Bev Sykes, of Just Good Friends, established the group to provide an opportunity for anyone in the Fylde area who may be feeling lonely, isolated or in need of a bit of help to meet on a weekly basis.

And just in time for Easter, the group enjoyed a special visit last week.

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Pupils from Staining Primary school give Easter eggs and flowers to members of Just Good Friends in St Annes. Richard Peters gets an egg from Finley Rodda, aged 5.

The five and six-year-olds prepared personalised Easter cards for Just Good Friends and delivered them to the members last Wednesday.

Tesco in Blackpool also arranged for Easter eggs to be delivered.

Bev Sykes said: “This brought young and older together for Easter in a wonderful act of kindness.

“I was so excited that we were able to arrange this surprise and Just Good Friends had no idea.

Pupils from Staining Primary school give Easter eggs and flowers to members of Just Good Friends in St Annes. Pictured is Summer Roney, aged 6 with Margaret Stevens.

“There are more than 40 JGF benefitting from this kindness and the children received Easter eggs too.

“It was a lovely morning and we all enjoyed it very much.”

Dawn Hayward, learning mentor at Staining Primary School, said: “Thank you to everyone for making the children feel so welcome.

“It was an honour to join in with the Easter celebrations.”

Pupils from Staining Primary school give Easter eggs and flowers to members of Just Good Friends in St Annes. Richard Peters gets an egg from Finley Rodda, aged 5.

Just Good Friends meet every Monday 10-noon at Lytham Christian Centre, Wednesday 10am-noon in the Palace Rooms on Garden Street in St Annes and every Saturday at the Pensioners Hall, St Alban’s Road, St Annes from 2pm to 4pm.

For more information contact Bev on 07557 734233 or visit www.facebook.com/Just-Good-Friends-Lytham-St-Annes-151172085047118/.

Pupils from Staining Primary school give Easter eggs and flowers to members of Just Good Friends in St Annes. Pictured is Summer Roney, aged 6 with Margaret Stevens.