Drop your eggs into Town Barber Too for Francis House's Easter Chick Appeal

Date published: 07 March 2018

It’s that time of year again when Oldhamers can support the Francis House Children’s Hospice’s latest Easter Chick Appeal.

Last year the Appeal raised more than £50,000, and now local people are being urged to donate Crème Eggs initially, after which they will fill thousands of knitted chicks, which will subsequently be sold in schools, offices and stores across Greater Manchester.

Patrick Scrivens, from the Town Barber Too next to the Market Hall in Oldham, is now taking donations of Crème Eggs as his outlet alone sold more than 1,000 Easter Chicks in 2017.

Eggs need to be dropped in at the barbers before close of play on Friday (9th), after which they will head to Francis House to be covered and then sold at £1 each.

Patrick said: “We’re hoping people will just drop in with their Crème Eggs this week now.

“You can get five for £1.65 in a supermarket, and that then gets turned into a fiver.

“It couldn’t be easier.

“Last week we were badly hit by the weather so we didn’t get many eggs dropped in.

“Hopefully people will help us out this week.”

The Francis House Children’s Hospice – which is based in Didsbury - provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship.

It is open to all families who have children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition and are under sixteen years of age on referral.

Care is given free of charge and regardless of faith or cultural background.

KNITTED bunnies and chicks are also available to buy from the Daisy Chic Salon in Royton.

Again, all funds raised are in aid of Francis House.