A DARESBURY firm has treated children from seven primary schools to an Easter surprise.

This comes as part of Ombudsman Services’ dedication to support the community throughout the year, particularly with the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Colleagues from the Daresbury Park based firm visited a number of schools across Halton including in Murdishaw West, Castle View, Gorsewood, St Martin’s, Brookvale, The Brow and Windmill Hill.

The treats brought a smile to many childrens’ faces with one head teacher saying the donations help to ‘bring Easter alive’ for the school which is based in a deprived area.

“Murdishaw West is one of the most deprived schools in the area, so the generous donations help bring periods like Easter alive for our children,” said Vanessa Edwards, head teacher at Murdishaw West Primary School.

“The Christmas party we attended at the offices last December will be fondly remembered by our children for many years to come.”

Rob Moore, head teacher at Brookvale Primary School, added: “We’ve done a lot of work with Ombudsman Services - it’s all been fantastic.

“We’re based in a deprived area, so the generosity goes a long way, and the children love it.”