Staff at Falmouth funeral directors, W J Angove & Son are collecting chocolate eggs for local children who will not be at home with their families this Easter.

Businesses, community groups and residents are being asked to donate Easter eggs which will bring a smile to the faces of youngsters at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske and at local children’s homes.

W J Angove & Son is part of Dignity Caring Funeral Services who launched the Easter Egg Challenge in 2002.

Funeral director, Kirsty Price, said: “We hope that the local community will support us and help to make Easter an easier time for children who cannot be at home.

“Last year Dignity staff collected thousands of Easter eggs for children across the country and we would like to have the opportunity to do the same for the children in this area.”

If you would like to donate an egg please call 01326 312576 to arrange a collection or you can drop your gift into W J Angove & Son, of 16-17 Webber Street, Falmouth between 8.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.