18th April 2011
A monster raffle and fundraising drive for Easter by the staff of Bexhill-based insurance broker Hastings Direct has raised £1,000 for St Mary's School — the company's charity of the year.
St Mary's is a non-maintained special school for pupils aged 7-19 with speech, language and social communication difficulties, and other, often complex learning difficulties.
Hastings Direct staff have held Easter egg hunts, raffled prizes, washed cars, shaved their legs and generally undertaken some eggstremely cracking challenges to raise much needed funds for the school.
Jay Wootten, chair, charity committee, Hastings Direct: "We have really scrambled to raise this money, poaching all our good ideas to undertake a series of eggciting events — all the staff have been really good eggs!"