Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.
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We would love you to join The Real Easter Egg Campaign 2016. 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 booklet 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 £200,000 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. We hope that staff will use the eggs to teach about citizenship, the meaning of Easter, the role of Fairtrade and place of charitable giving. These can be found here
To allow us to continue to make The Real Easter Egg, we need people to switch and buy. As Easter is very early this year, we need to communicate this as soon as possible. Don’t forget, delivery is free if you spend more than £45 and order by 1st March 2016.
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 1st March 2016. Buying Eggs 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 are now available here.
Ordering and discount
Schools can apply for a 10% education discount (Original eggs only, minimum order 4 cases) and free delivery if placed before 1st March.
To place an order
The Poster Competition
Entering the Real Easter Egg competition could not be easier. We would like pupils to design an advert for the Real Easter Egg. The poster could focus on the unique aspects of the egg in terms of promoting faith, Fairtrade and charity. We will choose the ten best posters from primary schools and secondary schools to publish on our Facebook page.
There will be a prize of £500 for the winning primary school and secondary school with runners-up prizes of £250 for second placed entries. The winners will each receive a Special Edition Real Easter Egg and a certificate from the company.
All entries must be completed on A4 paper. On the back of each entry you need to indicate the name of child, age, school and a contact number. Entries should be sent to MCC Basement Suite, 11a Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0LP and must arrive by 5pm on Tuesday 1st March. We regret that we will be unable to return posters or to receive entries via email. The competition is open to all school children but limited to one entry per person.