Easter Egg Competition for Grace’s Place Children’s Charity
Posted on 23rd April 2019
Guess How Many Easter Eggs Are in the Oil Barrel Competition
This Easter, we ran a ‘Guess How Many Easter Eggs Are in the Oil Barrel’ Competition on our Facebook and Twitter social platforms. We donated all of the Easter Eggs to Grace’s Place Children’s Hospice in Bury and gave one lucky winner £50 worth of Love2Shop vouchers.
What was involved?
Our marketing team purchased a trolley full of eggs from Asda, ranging from cream eggs to medium eggs and large eggs. After managing to fit all of them in the car (like a game of Tetris) and hoping they wouldn’t melt on the journey back to the office, we began to fill the 210 litre oil barrel to the brim and transformed it into an Easter delight!
The competition ran from Monday 15 April – Thursday 18th April (midnight), which involved commenting the number of eggs, liking the post and sharing it.
All Easter Eggs donated to Grace’s Children’s Hospice
After we counted the number of Easter Eggs, we visited Grace’s Place Children’s Hospice, a charity that cares for children with life-shortening illnesses and their families in the Bury, Rochdale and Oldham areas. The place has a really different feeling than a regular hospice – they’ve created a place of comfort and calm, as well as fun and laughter.
All of their services are completely free, which means they rely completely on donations from the community to help them raise the money needed. It was great to meet the team and to have seen all the amazing work they’ve done so far!
513 people took part in our Easter Competition; and three people guessed that there were 160 eggs in the barrel, oh so close! The correct number of eggs was 161. So to decide the winner, we put all three names into a hat and picked out Lorraine Maull. Congratulations!