Dales restaurant donates Easter eggs to foodbank

The family team behind the Wensleydale Heifer in West Witton has donated 300 Easter eggs to a local foodbank.

Father and son Lewis and David Moss, owners of the hotel and restaurant wanted to help the local community this Easter.

They decided to donate the Easter eggs to the StoreHouse in Richmond.

Clearing the shelves of as many chocolate eggs as they could find, David and Lewis – along with David’s two daughters who had contributed to buying some of the eggs with their saved pocket money – donated the treats to StoreHouse this week, in time for them to be enjoyed over the Easter weekend.

David said: “We’re very proud to be part of the Richmondshire community and we’re very aware how lucky we are at the Wensleydale Heifer.

“When we were able to open over the summer months we were phenomenally busy and as such, we’ve been able to keep all of our staff. In fact, we are anticipating being so busy when we are able to reopen on May 17 that we are actively recruiting for more.

“But we know that not every person or every business in Richmondshire has been so lucky and we wanted to do our bit to make sure no one missed out this Easter.

“The StoreHouse in Richmond do an amazing job supporting people across the area when they’re in need, and we were absolutely thrilled to be able to help however we could.”

StoreHouse is part of the Influence Church in Richmond and helps people across the Richmondshire area who are in need.

Suz Gregory, community manager at Influence Church, said: “We’d like to thank the Wensleydale Heifer for their on-going support.

“These lovely eggs will be very much appreciated and enjoyed.”