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25 February 2015

Easter eggs and golden tickets

Easter eggs and golden tickets

Super League rugby star Ben Harrison, who plays for Warrington Wolves, has launched the Real Easter Egg Golden Ticket competition.

Easter eggs have been in the shops for a month already, but with Pancake Day complete, the countdown to Easter has now really begun.

Creators of the Real Easter Egg, the Meaningful Chocolate Company, expect to sell their millionth egg before Easter this year. The egg tells the Easter story and aims to remind people that Jesus is the reason for the celebration.

David Marshall, founder of the Meaningful Chocolate Company, explained the competition: "To celebrate the sale ofour millionth egg we're inviting people to enter our "Golden Ticket" competition. The winner will receive a cheque for £150 and a case of Real Advent calendars when they are released in September. There is also a £500 cheque for a local church, school or charity of the winner's choice. 360 Real Advent Calendars will be sent to primary schools nominated by the runners up."

Out of 80 million eggs on sale in the UK, the Real Easter Egg is the only one made from Fairtrade chocolate and to have an Easter story booklet in the box. Each sale means a donation to the development charity Traidcraft Exchange.

By Easter 2015 the Meaningful Chocolate Company will have helped raise more than £180,000 for charities through sales of its eggs, advent calendars and similar confectionery.

The Real Easter Egg was voted the UK's favourite Fairtrade Easter Egg in a national poll in 2014. It is the UK's top-selling mail order egg and the UK's only charity egg.

The eggs are available from www.realeasteregg.co.uk, independent retailers and Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose.

To enter the competition visit www.realeasteregg.co.uk/million.