Horsham shop to give away 6.5kg Easter egg for charity

Jamie Hadaway at Mr Simms Sweet Shop, Horsham witha giant Easter egg. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150325-165659001
Jamie Hadaway at Mr Simms Sweet Shop, Horsham witha giant Easter egg. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150325-165659001
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How much chocolate can you and get through this Easter?

A shop in Horsham is giving away a 6.5kg chocolate egg to one luck customer this Easter and all in aid of charity.

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe, in West Street, has bought in the giant egg to try and raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust, a charity which the shop has supported since it first opened in the town.

The chocolate creation is around a metre tall and according to the stores director, Joseph Crouch, it is about the size of a washing machine.

He said: “I just think it is phenomenally how they make an Easter egg that big.

“It came in the box the size of a washing machine. I decided to do this as I have worked with the Dame Vera Lynn Trust since I have had the shop and I just wanted a statement for the store this Easter.

“Easter is the time of year for sweets and chocolate and new beginnings and is a very important time for sweet shops.

“So I thought lets try and get the largest Easter egg Horsham has ever had.”

In order to win the egg customers have to purchase raffle tickets from the shop where they will be entered into a prize draw to win the giant Easter treat.

Joseph added: “All the proceeds go to the charity.

“It is £1 for five tickets and they can be bought in the shop, customers do not even need to buy anything.”

The winner of the raffle will be announced on the Saturday before Easter (April 4) and Joseph said as long as the winner lives locally the store will be delivering the egg in time for Easter Sunday.