Easter bunnies arrive at Lafarge
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
As Europe gears up for Easter, the Easter Bunny has already arrived at Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete UK’s Cotessey concrete plant in Norfolk and brought his friends with him! The ready mixed concrete plant is now decorated with brightly painted concrete rabbits that are made each time Lafarge’s Agilia Gyvlon Screed A mix is produced.
Lafarge sector manager Barry Hewitt explained, “It all started as a bit of a joke really. When we produce a batch of our special free-flowing flooring concrete - Agilia Gyvlon Screed A – we always do a sample first for testing. But one day one of our drivers brought in a rabbit jelly mould so he could use the leftover concrete to make a bunny for his daughter.”
Since then the company has been making rabbits with the samples and Lafarge plant supervisor Ricky Mapes’ children now have decorated them. But with the populations growing, the company looked to donate some of the concrete bunnies to a local school and 27 have now been handed over to Henry Preston Primary school where pupils will take part in a rabbit paintin competition after the Easter break.