Easter eggs rolled out on Isle of Dogs with a smile for pensioners

Volunteer bringing an Easter egg smile to Isle of Dogs pensioner... but hidden by Covid safety mask

Volunteer bringing an Easter egg smile to Isle of Dogs pensioner... but hidden by Covid safety mask - Credit: Island Network

Lockdown has brought Easter a little early to the Isle of Dogs because so many pensioners have been in isolation. 

Volunteers from the Island Network have started handing out 400 Easter eggs following a donation from Canary Wharf Group. 

Volunteers bringing early Easter eggs to pensioners in lockdown

Volunteers bringing early Easter eggs to pensioners in lockdown - Credit: Island Network

They have sent them to St John’s Tenants & Residents Association, Strafford Street Friendship Club and St Edmund’s community.  

“This is the best time to give something back to our seniors," Island Network chair Maium Talukdar said. “They have done so much for us and the community.” 

Island Network chair Maium Talukdar... "Our seniors have done so much for us"

Island Network chair Maium Talukdar... "Our seniors have done so much for us" - Credit: Island Network

His teams are busy this week distributing more Easter eggs to Millwall’s Samuda and Barkantine estates, the John Tucker Club and to Friends of Island History Trust. 


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The early Easter treat follows a “mega food distribution” the volunteers carried out at the beginning of the month to reach those in isolation and to primary schools.

Saying thanks to pensioners for all they've done for us... with an early Easter egg gift

Saying thanks to pensioners for all they've done for us... with an early Easter egg gift - Credit: Island Network

Island Network is appealing for anyone who has a neighbour who would benefit to call 07983 798791 or email Islandnetwork1@gmail.com. 

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It is Island Network's practice to leave Easter eggs outside the front door if the occupants do not answer when its volunteers call by.

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