Funeral firms launch Easter egg challenge

Rebecca Harland from Douglas Mercer & Son SUS-151103-102355001
Rebecca Harland from Douglas Mercer & Son SUS-151103-102355001

Two funeral directors are teaming up to collect as many Easter eggs as they can for the Bexhill Foodbank.

Douglas Mercer & Sons and Banfield & Pomphrey launched the Great Bexhill Easter Egg Scramble, which aims to boost the spirits of those supported by the food bank by asking the public to donate 75 chocolate eggs in the run-up to Easter.

For families relying on the food bank Easter can be a trying time

Rebecca Harland

The appeal is the brainchild of funeral arranger Rebecca Harland who hopes residents can help the food bank provide a little treat to the people it supports, alongside the regular food parcels it already distributes.

Rebecca said: “For families relying on the food bank, Easter can be a trying time, as the shops are filled with chocolate and treats that they simply can’t afford.

“It can often be hard to explain to children that they will have to miss out. Therefore, our two branches have teamed up with Banfield & Pomphrey to help support the food bank, and we hope that when people buy eggs this Easter, they spare a thought for the households that the food bank helps and donate an egg.”

Donations of eggs of any size are welcome, from Creme Eggs upwards.

The teams have already collected a number of Easter eggs, but they need the support of residents to hit their goal by March 26.

Rebecca said: “Many of the local supermarkets are running ‘buy one, get one free’ promotions on Easter eggs, so if residents are buying eggs for friends and family, a donation to the Bexhill Foodbank won’t cost them any extra.

“If a donation of just one egg is made from every household to the Great Bexhill Easter Egg Scramble, then we will be able to make Easter more special for many children.”

Douglas Mercer & Son will also be collecting vital donations for the food bank throughout the year. The Bexhill Foodbank also has branches in Battle and Rye.

To donate an Easter egg, visit Douglas Mercer & Son in Bexhill or St Leonards, or visit Banfield & Pomphrey in Hastings. Call 01424 219 948 to find out more.