Children on the Edge Easter Trail in Chichester

Mayor Ann Scicluna with the 'eggs-perts' and competition winners Lucinda Turner and Elijah Horne C130452-4
Mayor Ann Scicluna with the 'eggs-perts' and competition winners Lucinda Turner and Elijah Horne C130452-4

IT was a chilly day but that didn’t stop more than 300 children taking part in this year’s Children on the Edge Easter Chocolate Trail.

Held at Priory Park, Chichester, and sponsored by Montezuma’s Chocolates, it was the ninth annual Easter event held by Chichester-based charity, Children on the Edge.

“The charity exists to help forgotten children, living on the edge of their societies across the globe, and this year’s Easter Trail raised more than £1,800 for their work,” said Esther Smitheram, from the charity.

This year children learned about the ingredients for a healthy childhood, put together ingredients of peppermint and orange creams to make their own box of sweets and created their own Lush bath bombs.

There was also an ‘eggsperiment’ competition with children designing ingenious contraptions to keep an egg from cracking when dropped from the top of a stepladder.

Chichester city mayor Anne Scicluna visited the trail.

“It was a lovely event and I really enjoyed the morning,” she said.

“It was wonderful to see so many people attending, and see children learning about those in other countries, and how we can help”.

Congratulations go to Elijah Horne and Lucinda Turner whose designs were selected to be made into real Montezuma’s Easter eggs as part of a special competition held throughout local schools.

The two winners were presented with their eggs at the trail.

All money raised from the event has gone to the work of Children on the Edge, which is currently focussing on projects for vulnerable children in Bangladesh, Burma and Uganda.

Find out more about their work at www.childrenontheedge.org.