Could you spare an egg for Easter?

An annual egg appeal is underway in West Sussex in a bid to gather as many eggs in one basket for children with life limiting and life shortening illnesses.

Now in its sixth year, colleagues at Caring Lady Funeral Directors are collecting eggs and crafts to deliver to Chestnut Tree House Hospice.

Donations can be made at all six of the Caring Lady branches in Brighton, Goring by Sea, Hove, Peacehaven, Shoreham by Sea and Worthing.

This year, there will also be eggs-tra collections taking place at The Co-operative Funeralcare in Findon and Uckfield giving people more places to make donations.

The appeal ends on 18 April and the eggs will be delivered later the same day just in the nick of time for Easter.

Clare Taylor, Funeral Co-ordinator at Shoreham’s Caring Lady Funeral Directors, said: “The local hospice does incredible things for children who are facing huge challenges which no one should ever have to experience.

“Thanks to the help of the local community, over the years, people have donated some amazing gifts for Easter which are really appreciated by the children, the hospice and their families. The community is so generous.

“We would ask people to donate anything suitable for the children that spend time at Chestnut Tree House.”

Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions.

To find our more, contact 01273 464647 or visit your nearest collection branch.