DOZENS of Easter eggs were handed out to worthy causes following an appeal.
Mason and Gerald Martin Funeral Directors, in Park Road, Hartlepool, urged people to buy an extra egg this year to go to a child who might otherwise not get one.
It is the 16th year the firm has collected eggs for worthy causes and bosses say it was a huge success in providing Easter eggs for people in Hartlepool and east Durham.
The appeal lead to around 80 eggs being donated to the Hartlepool and Peterlee women’s refuge and Hartlepool Special Needs Group.
A spokesman for Mason and Gerald Martin Funeral Directors said: “With much thanks to the people of Hartlepool and it’s surrounding districts we were able to distribute 80 Easter eggs this year to the Hartlepool Special Needs Group in Park Road and to The Hartlepool and Peterlee women’s refuge.
“We also had a very kind donation of a cheque from the Church of St John The Baptist Greatham and the people of Greatham Village for The Hartlepool Women’s Refuge.
“We were overwhelmed with the kind and generous donations that we have received this year and wish to thank all those who donated for making this Easter such a happy one for so many.”