Kind children spread Easter joy by delivering 200 chocolate eggs to homeless people and care homes

MORE than 200 chocolate eggs brought smiles to people who wouldn’t normally receive an Easter gift thanks to a group of kind children.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:17 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 1:29 pm

Young Easter bunnies dressed up to look the part as they delivered gifts across the Bank Holiday weekend to homeless people, care homes and children’s homes.

Nine-year-old Albie Leahy joined brother and sister Imogen and Joshua Hale, aged five and three, to bring some smiles to those in need of a boost.

Imogen said: ‘I wanted to give Easter eggs to the homeless and children who don’t get eggs. It makes me happy inside when they get them.’

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Albie Leahy, 9, Imogen Hale, 5 and Joshua Hale, 3, delivering Easter eggs to homeless people and care homes and, right, Albie giving out lunches to the homeless

Little brother Joshua added: ‘It was really fun and really good. I had a great day.’

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Albie, who was also helped by his foster brother Finley during the deliveries, really enjoyed the day and loved seeing everyone smile when they were given their eggs.

The Waterlooville youngster added: ‘I really enjoy giving things to other people as it makes me really happy. I am very lucky as I get given lots of eggs from my family at Easter.

Albie with some of the residents at Alexandra Rose Care Home

‘I really wanted to give to everyone who doesn’t get an egg so children, the homeless and the elderly. I can’t wait to do this again next year.’

Albie has been feeding homeless people with Helping Hands Portsmouth for months, and goes out as often as possible to serve food in Commercial Road.

Easter Sunday was no exception, as Albie helped to serve hot food and also pass out packed lunches, along with the shoeboxes he put together at Christmas.

Albie delivering goods to Alexandra Rose care home

Topping off the busy weekend, Albie also visited Alexandra Rose Care Home in Farlington to drop off 25 eggs to the residents who support Albie by knitting scarves for the homeless.

He chatted to them through the window and handed out chocolate treats to brighten their days.

Proud mum Laura Leahy said: ‘Albie continues to amaze and inspire us. He really is something special. If only there were more children and people in the world like him.

‘He teaches us as parents so many values. He will carry on cooking and feeding the homeless as well as trying to support vulnerable families in the area. Who knows what his next project will be?’

Albie with some of the eggs from Morrisons Horndean

Albie’s volunteering work is shared on his Facebook page, see facebook.com/groups/266026518200112 for more.

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