Every Easter our BEAM (Being Engaged At Muckle) Team buys chocolate eggs for everyone who works at Muckle. It’s one of lots of little ‘surprises’ our people receive throughout the year, but this Easter has been a little different.
A plan is hatched
Due to COVID-19, we are all now working from home, so instead our BEAM Team decided to surprise some others who may not have expected to receive an Easter egg this year.
Just over 150 chocolate eggs have now been shared between two very special North East charities – Tyne Housing Association, the Newcastle based social housing provider that supports vulnerable people and those dealing with homelessness; and Lobley Hill Food Co-Op based in Lobley Hill Primary School, Gateshead, which combats food poverty in the community.
Charlotte McMurchie, partner and BEAM Team member, said: “With the current situation, it was an easy decision to gift our usual bundle of Easter eggs to these great causes.
“While COVID-19 presents challenges for everyone, it is the vulnerable people in our communities who are most affected.
“Hopefully this little gesture will bring some chocolatey happiness to those who may not have received an Easter egg otherwise.”
Supporting our local community is something we have always been passionate about, and last month we also gave our support to the coronavirus fund at the Community Foundation – read more here.
Of course, we are equally passionate about supporting our business community, and if you are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 please check out our COVID-19 support hub, with lots of free resources for businesses to use.