Harpenden boy appeals for Creme eggs for hospice charity

PUBLISHED: 14:00 18 March 2019

Brett with his pile of donated Creme Eggs.

Brett with his pile of donated Creme Eggs.


A young man from Harpenden has come up with an ‘eggcellent’ idea to raise money for the hospice where his late grandfather died.

Eleven-year old Brett Henman, of Glemsford Drive, set up an online plea for chocolate egg donations for Keech Hospice in Luton, where the grandfather he never met spent the last days of his life.

The hospice is fundraising by selling little knitted chickens with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs inside.

The chickens are knitted by members of the public and sell for £1 each.

The Sir John Lawes pupil and his mum put out a request for eggs on a Harpenden social networking page and were amazed by the generosity of strangers and friends. Brett has over 200 eggs so far.

His mum Hannah said: “I have always taught Brett that kindness is free. He had this idea to get donations of Creme Eggs for the hospice to sell inside the knitted chicks - I am really proud of him.

“One man brought a box of 48 eggs round to our house.”

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