Easter 2021 represented hope and the promise of better times to come – the sun came out, COVID-19 restrictions eased enough to allow for some outdoor fun and many Falkirk third sector organisations and community groups showed that they are weathering the storm of COVID-19 and are ready to inject some fun and positivity into their own local areas!
Larbert and Stenhousemuir
(Image caption: the winning Easter egg designs from the KLSB competition.)
Tamfourhill Community Hub had a full day of activities on Easter Monday for local kids, including an Easter egg hunt, a decorated egg/stone competition, egg and spoon races (first video, second video, third video) and skate sessions (pictures from the first session, second session, and last session of the day) organised with local social enterprise The Skate People CIC – with plans for more over the summer!
(All links above direct to the Tamfourhill Community Hub public Facebook posts.)
NU2U Furniture & Food Project worked with the Rotary Club of Grangemouth to organise Easter dinners and eggs for the people they support.
The Friends of Inchyra Park hosted a socially distanced Easter Egg Hunt (with lots of pictures from happy kids and families on the group itself) on Easter Sunday, where children were able to find chocolate eggs hidden in the park, organised by their (very snappily dressed) volunteers. They also had donation boxes available for anyone who wanted to donate to local pantries on the day, including Grangemouth Community Pantry and NU2U.
Kersiebank Community Project arranged a visit from the Easter Bunny to La Port Precinct in Grangemouth town centre, as well as afternoon tea for the local shops, veterans and Forth Valley Royal Hospital staff!
They also organised Easter craft bags for local kids, with a £10 Smyths gift voucher for the best of each category.
(All links above direct to the groups’ public Facebook posts.)
Camelon Community Hub teamed up with another local organisation, Falkirk Safebase, to distribute Easter eggs for local families to enjoy. They were keen to thank everyone who got involved to make this possible, including local businesses and community members who donated ahead of the big day.
Families in Hallglen had a great day (with the weather very much on their side!) thanks to Hallglen Community Pantry and special guest, the Easter Bunny. This looks like such a fun and lively community get-together, and much appreciated by local people!
Bonnybridge and Banknock
Groups and organisations working together was the magic ingredient that brought Easter fun to the communities of Bonnybridge and Banknock – Roots Food Back, Cycling Without Age Denny, Balhousie Wheatlands Care Home, and Bankview Care Home all came together to make sure that Easter treats weren’t just for the kids this year.
(Image captions: the Roots and Cycling Without Age teams delivering different parcels to care homes and children.)
Whilst kids received Easter treats from Bubbles, the Roots Easter Bunny, older people in the Care Homes received special gifts of plants, birdfeeders, seeds, planters and solar lights so they can revive their garden for Spring – all aided by the use of a Cycling Without Age trishaw!
We would like to say a huge thank you to all the groups who helped make this as lovely an Easter as possible.
If your group organised some fun for your community, please help us sing it from the rooftops and contact us by email: