Funeral directors launch Easter appeal to help young carers in St Helens

Local funeral directors, Fisher & Dixon, are collecting Easter Eggs for the St Helens Young Carers charity to distribute to the young people they support.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:06 am
Joanne Burgess and Dawn Somerville from Fisher & Dixon Funeral Directors have launched an Easter Egg Appeal to help St Helens Young Carers

Staff at the funeral directors are asking local businesses, community groups and residents to donate Easter eggs or chocolate gifts so they can bring a smile to the faces of young people that will be caring for someone that is disabled, suffering from poor health or has an alcohol or drug addiction problem this Easter.

It can be difficult for these youngsters to find the time to do things for themselves, like spending time with friends, keeping up to date with schoolwork or just relaxing during the holiday period.

Fisher & Dixon, is part of Dignity Funerals, who launched the annual Easter Egg Appeal in 2002.

Funeral director, Dawn Sommerville, said: “We hope that the local community will support us and help to make Easter an easier time for these youngsters.

"In previous years, my Dignity colleagues have collected thousands of Easter eggs for children across the UK and we would like to have the opportunity to do the same for the young carers in St Helens.”

If you would like to donate an Easter egg, visit Fisher & Dixon before Tuesday, March 30 between 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday.