Egg-citement builds as town joins Easter chase for the first time

Can you help beat a chocolate egg chase record and smash last year's feat of collecting 500 chocolate eggs for charity?

Thursday, 25th February 2016, 6:00 am
Access Self Storage staff with some of the eggs

This year, the whisk around includes Hemel for the first time and Rennie Grove Hospice, which supports patients of life-limiting illnesses and their families, will receive the eggs.

Steven Church, manager of Access Self Storage Hemel, which is running the egg collection, said: “Easter is even earlier this year.

“But if we collect as many chocolate eggs as possible over the next few weeks, we’ll make it a happier occasion for many who are in need of extra magic and cheer.

“We’re donating a sizeable storage room to house as many chocolate eggs as possible, so if you’re buying Easter eggs for friends and family, please think of those at Rennie Grove Hospice, who may not all get visitors over Easter, let alone a chocolate egg.

“Any chocolates, biscuits or cakes you kindly drop off will be stored safely here and taken straight to the hospice.”

In five years of running the scheme, Access Self Storage has collected more than 2,000 chocolate eggs for dozens of UK charities.

Stores typically gather between 40 and 100 eggs for their nominated cause but this year is set to be the biggest yet.

Mr Church added: “With your help, we’re determined to beat this number for Rennie Grove Hospice.”

Staff at the Riversend Road store have already begun collecting eggs and people are invited to bring donations into the store before March 24.

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