East Yorkshire free-range egg outfit Elliotts Eggs has helped a charity raise more than £8,000 by supporting its drive for donations.

Two people hold a sign stating: Dove House Easter egg appeal 2016, over £9000 raised. Thank you for your kind support and Elliots East Yorkshire free-range eggs. The two people are outside the Dovehouse hospice

The packer sponsored Dove House Hospice’s Easter fundraising, which saw offices, schools and community pubs across the region displaying 150 chocolate eggs in total. Each of the 1kg eggs was then raffled to raise funds for the hospice.

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Jethro Shearing, who coordinated the effort for the charity, said the support had taken their appeal “to the next level”.

“Their sponsorship allowed us to offset the costs involved and also maximised our promotion.

“We are totally reliant on the support of organisations such as Elliotts Eggs to ensure that we reach our annual target of £6.7m.”

Elliotts Eggs marketing manager Lucie Stephenson added: “We were delighted to be able to support such a worthy charity.

“Dove House Hospice is really close to our hearts with our own family members receiving care from the Dove House team and this inspired us to give something back.”

Elliotts Eggs was launched in 2007 after the Elliott family spotted a gap in the market to supply free-range eggs to businesses throughout East and North Yorkshire.

Today, it supplies eggs locally and nationwide.