A hospice which cares for people around Merton and Sutton is asking for help this Easter.

St Raphael’s Hospice cares for people with terminal illnesses in the two boroughs. They need £6million a year to run, relying heavily on public donations and fundraising as only 24 per cent is received from the NHS.

With Easter around the corner, they are hoping their annual hamper raffle helps raise a few much needed funds.

“This initiative is something that we are really proud to run," Emily Kaniecki, head of donor development for St Raphael's Hospice said.

"Donating an Easter egg is such a simple gesture, yet it will make a lifetime of difference to a patient in their last days."

The hospice is asking for people to donating an egg or box of chocolates to help fill the hampers.

People can drop them into any of the charity's ten shops or hand them in to reception at the hospice in London Road, Worcester Park.

The hampers will be raffled through businesses and community groups.

It is hoped that enough eggs will be donated to fill 40 hampers.

If you can help them by donating an Easter egg or raffling a hamper you are asked to email their supporter care team at supportercare@straphaels.org.uk.