Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.
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We would love you to join The Real Easter Egg Campaign 2017. Out of the 80 million Easter eggs sold in this part of the world every year, The Real Easter Egg is the only one which has an Easter story book in the box, is made of Fairtrade chocolate and makes a donation to charity from its sales.
Tastes good and does good
The Real Easter Egg was launched in 2010. It was a real struggle as all the supermarkets turned it down at first. To date, we have sold more than one million eggs with 750,000 of these sent through the post directly to churches and schools. Not only has there been an increase in Fairtrade chocolate sales, but nearly £250,000 has been donated to charity.
Stocks are limited, as we have run out every year so far, you are advised to place orders early.
We have developed a range of resources that can be downloaded for free. More information on these resources will follow in the coming months.
To allow us to continue to make The Real Easter Egg, we need people to switch and buy. To achieve this goal, we need to communicate this message as soon as possible. Don’t forget, delivery is free if you spend more than £45 and order by 6th March 2017.
How you can help
We sell the Real Easter Egg in three ways: by people buying directly from us, from independent retailers and from supermarkets. The supermarkets, which are stocking the eggs, will only ever have about 12 eggs on display in any one store.
So they would be simply overwhelmed by the demand from a typical church. Last year hundreds of churches placed orders directly with us in quantities ranging from 12-1,000 eggs. Direct sales are very important for our company to trade.
So we need a champion to encourage people to buy directly from us. The best way to collect orders is for a champion (maybe you) to use the posters and flyers on this site to generate interest, encourage people to switch and collect orders. Then go online to buy. There is free delivery if you order by 6th March 2017. Click here to buy eggs
In the past, schools have either given every child an egg or ordered enough to give away as prizes for achievement.
It is hoped that staff will use the arrival of the eggs to teach about citizenship, the meaning of Easter, the role of Fairtrade and the place of charitable giving.
Educational resources will follow in the coming months
Ordering and discount
Schools can apply for a 10% education discount (Original eggs only, minimum order 4 cases) and free delivery if placed before 28th February.
To place an order