A PUB has come up with a cracking idea to help keep a life-saving service on the waves.
While most people will celebrate Easter by tucking into traditional chocolate eggs, The Cosmopolitan, on Hartlepool’s Headland, is challenging customers to do something a bit different.
On Easter Sunday it is holding an egg eating contest as part of a fun day in aid of Hartlepool RNLI.
Visitors will be tasked with scoffing as many hard boiled eggs in one sitting as possible.
The competition was the idea of Cosmopolitan regular Keith Kennedy.
Landlady Jane Fleming said: “A number of people have said yes they will do it.
“Contestants will be racing each other to see how many hard boiled eggs they can eat within a certain time limit.
“I don’t know exactly how many we will need but I think they will get through quite a few and the kitchen will be busy throughout the day.”
The pub is also hosting a series of other fun activities on Sunday as they try to raise as much money as possible for the lifeboats which has its station just across the harbour.
There will also be raffles, bingo and a disco throughout the day with collections.
The egg eating contest starts at 3pm and anyone up for the challenge should hand in their name at the bar beforehand.
Jane said the pub decided to support the lifeboats after being inspired by the fundraising efforts of the local Boys’ Brigade which organised a rugby match for the RNLI. Hartlepool’s RNLI Station in Ferry Road was the fourth busiest on the north of England coast last year, dealing with 67 incidents.
Hartlepool relies on public support to continue to operate two lifeboats; an all weather vessel and inshore boat.