More than 220 Easter eggs have been collected for an appeal run by three funeral directors in Wellingborough and Rushden for children who cannot spend Easter at home with their families.
Staff at John Drage Funeral Directors, in Croyland Road, Wellingborough, Bruce Carter & Son Funeral Directors, in Havelock Street, Wellingborough, and Rushden & District Funeral Service, in Wellingborough Road, Rushden, collected the chocolate eggs to give to children who are being taken care of by the Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire Women’s Aid.
There has been a particularly good response to the appeal this year, with more than 220 donations compared to 141 last year.
Tracy York, funeral service arranger at John Drage Funeral Directors, said: “We would very much like to extend our thanks to the following people and businesses for their generous donations of Easter eggs for the children in the care of Wellingborough & East Northants Women’s Aid.
“In no particular order, Wilkinsons, Tesco, Lidl, The crew of Green Watch at Wellingborough Fire Station, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Members of the public and the staff of the Funeral Directors involved.
“We would also like to thank CRP Print & Packaging for their kind donation of eggs and their cheque to the charity, which was greatly appreciated.
“We collected over 220 eggs and £100 for Women’s Aid this year and we couldn’t be more delighted. We look forward to participating in the challenge next year.”
Funeral manager Cora Drage said: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped us. The response has been absolutely fabulous this year.”
Women’s Aid trustee Pat Norton said: “We are very grateful for the donations.”