Romford shoppers asked to give egg-stravagantly this Easter

PUBLISHED: 14:35 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 12 March 2015

Easter eggs.

Easter eggs.

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The Mercury Mall gives extra chocolate to residents of the area’s retirement homes.

A shopping mall in Romford is asking shoppers to donate extra Easter eggs to residents of nursing homes, this coming holiday.

Every year, the Mercury Mall, in Mercury Gardens, asks shoppers to give hundreds of eggs to its appeal to benefit the elderly.

The chocolate is then distributed to retirement homes across Romford and Hornchurch.

Deputy centre manager at the Mercury Mall, Spencer Hawken said: “With our Easter event raising money for the St Francis Hospice, we wanted to give our donated Easter eggs to the people in our community who would benefit most from out visit.

“We decided to reach out to those who don’t have the chance to enjoy Easter or have support of friends and family like children do.

“For most, the visit alone is enough to make their day that little bit special, so we make sure that we personally deliver the eggs to each individual.”

So far this year, twice as many eggs have been donated as were in 2014.

If you do want to donate a chocolate egg to the appeal, drop it into the giant egg pod at the help desk on level 2 before Wednesday April 1.

Spencer continued: “We are always amazed by just how generous people can be.

“The appeal has been running since 2005 and the number of eggs donated continues to rise.”

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