Following a successful fundraising year in 2014, community spirit was still in the air at H&T Pawnbrokers over the Easter bank holiday weekend as all 191 stores took part in a nationwide Easter fundraising and egg collection.
Customers and staff generously donated Easter eggs and money for children and families at local hospitals, clinics and food banks.
H&T are pleased to announce that a total of 5,000 Easter eggs were collected, this is equivalent to 104 solid gold bullion bars.
In addition to chocolate eggs, stores also raised £1,000 for local and national children’s charities.
H&T chief executive officer, John Nichols, said: “We are committed to continuously serving our local communities and pleased to have helped so many families with this Easter collection appeal.”
Activities included fun days, cake bakes and sales, Easter egg hunts and games. The Hull store manager even volunteered to have real eggs smashed on her head to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society – she raised £400 and collected 100 Easter eggs.