Can you help a Hartlepool child in need this Easter?

Andrew Gardner (left) and Jack Hanlon from Mason and Martin Funeral Service.
Andrew Gardner (left) and Jack Hanlon from Mason and Martin Funeral Service.

A FUNERAL firm is urging members of the public to support its 16th annual Easter egg collection for needy children.

Mason and Gerald Martin Funeral Directors, in Park Road, Hartlepool, is asking people to buy an extra egg this year to go to a child who might otherwise not get one.

The chocolate eggs that are collected will then be distributed between children from Hartlepool Women’s Refuge, and also to youngsters who attend Hartlepool special Needs group.

A spokeswoman for Mason and Geral Martin, in Park Road, Hartlepool, said: “We are collecting Easter Eggs for local causes once again.

“This will be the 16th year in which we have run the Easter egg collection, helping the children of The Hartlepool Women’s Refuge and Hartlepool Special Needs.

“The public of Hartlepool are most generous and have supported us for many years.”

She added: “It is nice to see the little faces of the children who receive an egg at Easter time.

At Mason & Gerald Martin we do all that we can to support our local charities with our regular coffee mornings and other fundraising activities.”

The collection will run from now up until April 1 any eggs can be dropped off at the offices at 129 Park Road, between 8.30am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.