A RECORD number of Easter eggs have been donated to hospitals by a Didcot fundraising group.

Play2Give, which was founded by brain injury survivor Andy Baker in 2007, has delivered more than 439 eggs to people in need.

Herald Series: Andy Baker (left) delivering the eggs.Andy Baker (left) delivering the eggs.

The chocolate treats are donated to the charity which them give them to the Oxford Children's Hospital and to siblings and families of patients in the NCU at the John Radcliffe Hospital via charity SSNAP – Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents.

A total of 200 were collected in 2020 when the charity first launched the appeal and thanks to the donations being doubled this year the charity hopes to do the same again next year.

Herald Series: The donations to the charity had doubled since 2020The donations to the charity had doubled since 2020

Mr Baker, who in February marked twenty years of fundraising for local causes, said: "We thought we might get up to 200 eggs.

“So to totally go above and beyond that and more than double what we raised in donations two years ago, and especially with the crisis in Ukraine particularly at the forefront of people's minds currently, it is absolutely overwhelming.

Herald Series: They hope to run the appeal again next yearThey hope to run the appeal again next year

"We will definitely look to run our appeal for a third year after such an ‘eggscellent’ drive this time round and with such tough economic times as well, the amazing generosity we continue to receive all year round from our community never fails to amaze."