Clarissa's Easter Egg collection for NHS staff passes the 600-mark

By Graham Hill

28th Mar 2021 | Local News

A seven-year-old girl from Ashby-de-la-Zouch has collected more than 600 Easter Eggs to thank hospital staff for their work during the pandemic.

Clarissa Green decided that she wanted to do something to thank staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for saving her grandmother's life a few years ago.

The initial target was 150 Easter eggs Pennies Worth helping Clarissa collect Easter eggs.

Itv.comreports that Clarissa has now collected 614 Easter Eggs through donations from local shops and the generosity of family and friends.

Clarissa's efforts have featured on both ITV and BBC East Midlands Today.

But this is not the first time Clarissa has shown her appreciation for frontline workers.

In May 2020, the little girl cycled 100 miles in 10 consecutive days to raise over £1500 for NHS charities - after only learning to ride her bike the summer before.

During lockdown last April, Clarissa also handmade 600 key-rings, with the label 'after the storm there is always a rainbow', which she delivered in her local area to remind people they were not alone.

Her parents say they are very proud of the hard work their daughter has put in over the past 12 months to make other people happy.

They say before the start of the pandemic Clarissa was always interested in supporting others and took part in her first charity fundraiser when she was just four-years-old.

They say as Clarissa has got older, her ideas have got bigger and she always has "her next plan in place".

Pennies Worth, in Market Street, is the collection point in Ashby and they say you still have time to drop off an Easter Egg the shop.


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