GENEROUS Leythers helped the town’s rugby league club make this year’s charity Easter egg collection a record breaker.
More than 1,000 chocolate treats and colouring books were collected to be distributed to a range of charities and hospitals across Greater Manchester.
Businesses across Leigh and as far afield as Astley dug deep into their pockets to donate items to the collection, which was organised by Christine Brown and Johnny Simpkin from Superleigh Lottery.
Organisations which will receive the eggs, the largest haul in the scheme’s three-year history, include Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Compassion in Action, Future Steps and Atherton Foodbank, while some will also go to hospitals in Bolton and Manchester.
Christine said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to everybody who has donated Easter eggs and books to our collection this year.
“We have had well over 1000 items donated, which is a great increase on last year, and will really help brighten up the Easter weekend of people who are going through a bad time.”