Almost 100 Easter eggs have been given out to disadvantaged children in an area of Bradford thanks to a funeral firm and generous locals.

Joanne Calvert-Hall and Danielle Poole, of Co-operative Funeralcare on Norman Lane, Bradford, ran the appeal for eggs in aid of the Children’s Society, at the Gateway Centre in Ravenscliffe.

Miss Poole said: “We are thrilled with the response to this appeal. As a business at the heart of the community, we wanted to put a smile on as many youngsters’ faces as possible this Easter time.

“We also held an Easter Bunny competition asking children to name a 22-inch Easter Bunny. Elise Holmes, aged two, picked the name out of an Easter bonnet during the Friday morning toddler group and the bunny is named Lucy-Ann. Grandma, Angie Holmes, was the winner and will keep Lucy-Ann at her house so that all her grandchildren can play with her.”

Lesley Metcalfe, from the Children’s Society, added: “The support from The Co-operative Funeralcare and from members of the community has been fantastic. We would like to thank everybody who has kindly donated eggs. The children were delighted to choose their own egg from the ‘chocolate room’.”