Swindon Soroptimists have given 25 Easter eggs to the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre for the fourth year in a row.

The group visited the centre just before the lockdown was imposed to make sure they were able to donate chocolate eggs for the women who use it, as well as treats for the staff.

Team lead Vee Cooper thanked the Soroptimists on behalf of the women and children who access the centre. She said: “You have made another holiday special for those who are unable to share this time with loved ones, and/or may not have the funds to celebrate this time. You have put a smile on women’s and children’s faces”.

The Soroptimists support the centre with practical donations of food, clothing, toiletries and kitchen items, as well as donating Christmas gift shoe boxes and Easter treats.

Project officer for Swindon Soroptimists Lydia Cardew said: “These women have often challenging lives under normal circumstances, so particularly at this difficult time we want them to enjoy the key social festivities that we all take for granted as we feel this is just as valuable as the support the Centre gives.”

Swindon Soroptimists are part of an international voluntary women’s organisation dedicated to improving the lives and status of women and girls, locally, nationally and internationally, through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.

The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre provides a lifeline for women who are homeless, addicted or at risk of involvement with the criminal justice system.