Macie shares love at Easter

By IW Apr 23, 2022

Caring Newport teenager Macie Edkins-Wherry has been out and about again delivering Easter eggs and treats to the Island’s care homes.

Macie, 16, who attends Carisbrooke College, has spent the last two years delivering Christmas presents and Easter eggs to children in hospital, the elderly on their own and care homes, mostly paid for from her own paper round.

Proud mum, Dana, said: “This year, Macie delivered around 180 eggs to care homes as well as giving some to be distributed in the community in Bembridge.

“Macie doesn’t do this for the recognition, she’s happy to do it to make people feel happy and then she’s happy.

“She pays for everything through saving her paper round money, although one lovely lady, Fiona Fraser, got to hear of her exploits and dropped round a cash donation to help her along.”

Macie has had some lovely feedback with a spokeswoman for Solent Grange, Newport, saying: “We’ve been extremely lucky as Macie kindly wanted to donate Easter eggs for every resident at Solent Grange.

“Macie said she hoped it would make them feel happy and smile and know they are in her thoughts. Thank you, Macie, your generosity is truly amazing and we are very grateful to have been chosen. To give your personal money to fund these gifts is inspirational.”

While, Merrydale, Ryde, manager, Felicia Glover said “Another Easter surprise from Macie this year, how lovely to still see this young girl caring for the elderly and going out of her way to use her own money to buy eggs . The residents love seeing her.”