STAFF at Homebase in Whitby are hard at work raising money for charity.
The Stainsacre Lane-based store is holding an Easter Bonnet competition as well as a fund-raising weekend in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Organiser Nina Humble, who is a teamleader at the store, said: “The Teenage Cancer Trust is the chosen charity of the company at this moment in time, it is a really worthwhile cause and with Easter in mind we decided to do some seasonal fundraising.
“We thought we could get local schools and their pupils involved with the Easter Bonnet competition as well as raffling off some great prizes.
“We are just aiming to raise as much money as we can in as fun a way as is possible.”
Entrants have until Thursday 5 April to submit their Easter Bonnet entries, which will be on display in the store over the Easter weekend, until the following Monday.
There will be two categories in the competition, school years one to three inclusive and years four to six.
Whitby Gazette editor, Jon Stokoe, will help judge the competition.
The winner will receive a prize for themselves, while their school will be entitled to a £50 Homebase voucher which can be redeemed anywhere within the store or garden centre.
There will be a charge of 50p per entry, with all proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Homebase is also holding a raffle within the store, as well as a tombola and a cake stall over the Easter weekend, all in aid of the same charity.
The star raffle prize is a night at Raithwaite Hall, while the second prize is vouchers for the Kam Thai restaurant, both of which have been kindly donated by the aforementioned businesses.
Ms Humble added: “We are really grateful to the local businesses who have donated prizes to us.
“It is great they are willing to support us, their backing is a big help when it comes to raising money for a really worthy charity.”