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Shoppers are being encouraged to drop an extra Easter Egg in their trolley for children’s charities across Sussex and Surrey – and Crawley-based B&CE is leading the charge.

B&CE, a not for profit financial services company based in Manor Royal in Crawley since 1963, is supporting the Heart Sussex and Surrey campaign this year.

The campaign runs from 16-29 March. Last year, 17 charities received their share of more than 1,700 eggs collected in just two weeks at local supermarkets and shopping centres. Charities included B&CE’s nominated charity for fundraising this year, Chestnut Tree House.

B&CE runs The People’s Pension, the largest private sector multi-employer pension scheme in the UK. The People’s Pension enables employers to comply with Government rules regarding automatically enrolling their staff into workplace pensions.

It has been a busy time for B&CE, who have recently been shortlisted for two awards at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards: Customer Delight, and Business of the Year. Earlier this month, staff also made one of their regular visits to get their hands dirty at The People’s Park at Crawter’s Brook on Manor Royal.

Patrick Heath-Lay, Chief Executive Officer of B&CE, said:

“We are proud to be supporting the Heart Surrey and Sussex Extra Egg at Easter campaign this year, and hope to see many more eggs collected than ever before.

“We have been in Manor Royal for more than 50 years, and have very strong roots in Crawley. Being a not for profit company means that we really can put the people who matter, our savers, at the heart of everything we do.

“I would like to urge everyone reading this to take a second to pick up an extra egg and drop it in their trolley or basket to cheer up a child this Easter.”


Note to editors

B&CE will have a collection point at its office in Manor Royal if any local business would like to drop off some eggs. If a local business is interested they can contact

Public collection points can be found in the following locations:

  • Crawley – Morrisons – Peglar Way, RH10 1BZ
  • Crawley – Sainsburys – Crawley Avenue, RH10 8NF
  • Crawley – Sainsburys – Queens Way, RH10 1EG
  • Crawley – Tesco – Hazelwick Avenue, RH10 1GY
  • Chichester – Sainsburys – West Hampnett Road, PO19 7YR
  • Eastbourne – Morrisons – Lottbridge Drove, BN23 6QD
  • Eastbourne – Tesco – Lottbridge Drove, BN23 6QD
  • East Grinstead – Sainsburys – Brooklands Way, RH19 1DD
  • Haywards Heath – Morrisons – America Lane, RH16 3QB
  • Horley – Sainsburys Local – Bonehurst Road, RH6 8PJ
  • Lyons Farm – Sainsburys – Lyons Farm Retail Park, BN14 9LA
  • Newhaven – Sainsburys – The Drove, BN9 0AG