ASDA in Barry have thanked Weight Watchers members and the public for helping with the easter egg appeal.

Earlier this month Vale Foodbank users and families at the Sully-based Ty Hafan children’s hospice families were able to have a share of the seasonal chocolate thanks to donations made to the supermarket appeal.

Weight Watchers coach Debbie Spargo and members from her Barry, Llantwit and Cardiff classes teamed up with Barry Asda this year.

The idea for the appeal, in its second year, came after one of Mrs Spargo’s Barry class members, who volunteers for the Barry-based Vale Foodbank, reported that people usually donated basic supplies like rice and pasta rather than what could be considered ‘luxuries’.

He said people usually considered chocolate an extravagance for those in need.

Mrs Spargo also knew people connected with Ty Hafan hospice, and wanted to spread some Easter joy as did Barry Asda which helps Ty Hafan, the Vale Foodbank, charities, and good causes throughout the year.

Mrs Spargo said: “I want to say a big thank you for the very generous treats given to fantastic local establishments - the Vale Food Bank, and Ty Hafan.

“And a thanks to Weight Watchers members who lost weight and generously gave to those experiencing a less fortunate time.

Lynette Griffin, community colleague at Barry Asda, added: “I would like to thank all our customers and colleagues that have helped make this happen.

“Customers have been very generous.

“I have seen customers buying for the causes before their own families.”