Initiative aims to put Jesus back into Easter

A new Irish Easter egg is aiming to put Jesus back at the heart of Easter while also raising money for charity.

Julie Carvill, chairperson of Bray Churches Together Steering Group, made up of 10 member churches/worshipping communities who work together on ecumenical projects, founded the ‘Happy Easter Egg’ to raises awareness of the resurrection story.

“If you landed here as Easter approaches, what would you think Easter is about? Chocolate, bunny rabbits, cute little chickens? Is that all? I believe there’s more. That’s why I’ve made an egg that reminds us why we celebrate Easter – because Jesus is alive again!” Ms Carvill said.

The Happy Easter Egg consists of an Irish chocolate egg and honeycomb crisp milk chocolates which are from ethically sourced cocoa beans. It comes with a booklet that tells the Easter story in rhyme with illustrations and has an accompanying audio guide online.

For every egg purchased, 10c is donated to the Hope Foundation, an Irish charity supporting street children in Calcutta. The Happy Easter Egg is not available in shops but is being distributed through churches, faith and community groups.

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