We would love you to join The Real Easter Egg Campaign -2013. Scroll down for schools or church information.
Out of the 80 million chocolate Easter eggs sold each year in the UK, The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on and in the box. We also give a sizeable donation from profits and Fairtrade Premium fees, to our farmers allowing them to invest in their community buying everything from school books and solar panels to providing fresh water. You can read more about the Real Easter Egg here.
The Real Easter Egg is now in its third year of production with more than 320,000 sold so far.
You can buy you eggs from a number of shops. Visit our Order Eggs page for details. You can download magazine articles, posters and sign-up lists from here.
Church Schools Campaign
Church Schools made it all happen In late 2010, we asked Church School Governing Bodies (Catholic, Church of England and others) to order a supply of Real Easter Eggs through the post. The aim was to prove demand so, that in future years, shops would stock the egg and people would have the choice of buying it from their local shop as well as online.
So it is a great legacy for those first schools that bought the egg in faith. They have changed Easter for ever and the Real Easter Egg is here to stay. We donated more than £4,000 to Baby Lifeline in 2011. We donated more than £35,000 to Traidcraft exchange in 2011 and 2012.
In the past, schools have either given every child an egg or ordered enough to give away as prizes for achievement.
Educational resources will be available in January 2013 from www.realeasteregg.co.uk . 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.
Buying Eggs Click here to buy eggs
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. Register to access the resources or if you have already registered click here.
Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.