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Grantham mums appeal for Easter egg donations in tribute to sons

A pair of devoted mums who lost their sons in a car crash are leading an Easter egg appeal to ‘spread a few smiles’ to those in need.

Shaun Durham, 20, and his friend Josh Davies, 19, died in a car accident in Londonthorpe in 2017.

Shaun’s mum, Sarah Watson, of Queensway, Grantham, set up the charity ‘Shauns Smiles’ after giving out goody bags to homeless people and those in need using money she had saved up for Shaun’s Christmas presents.

An off-the-cuff remark from Shaun’s eight-year-old sister Rebecca that they were ‘giving out Shaun’s smiles’ gave her mum the idea to set up the organisation.

Joshua’s mum, Donna Devereux, of Springfield Road, Grantham, joined the charity and together the families have hosted a number of fund-raising events throughout the year, including a Christmas gift bag appeal.

Sarah said: “Both Shaun and Joshua were passionate about helping the homeless and those less fortunate.”

Last year, Sarah and Donna managed to donate more than 300 Easter eggs to those in need and are hoping to give out even more eggs this year.

Sarah added: “We hope to make this year’s Easter appeal even more successful and to spread the boys’ smiles further this Easter.

“We are one week in and I already have 300 eggs. That’s a lot of smiles to give out this Easter.”

If you would like to donate a chocolate egg, there is a bin for donations in Tesco, in Harrowby Lane, Grantham, where Shaun used to work part-time. There is a further collection point at The Fox and Hounds pub at Old Somerby.

For more information on Shauns Smiles and their Easter egg appeal, follow Shauns Smiles on Facebook.

Rebecca pledging her Easter egg. (7520603)
Rebecca pledging her Easter egg. (7520603)

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