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Easter chicks for Trinity Hospice on sale at The Britannia

Regulars at The Britannia pub in Kipling Street are getting into the Easter spirit and selling chocolate-filled knitted Easter chicks to raise funds for Trinity Hospice.

Easter chicks for Trinity Hospice on sale at The Britannia

Customers at The Britannia have been supporting Trinity Hospice's Easter Chick campaign for the last three years by knitting egg cosies and selling the Easter chicks, but this year they went a step further and knitted a giant egg cosy.

"We are delighted to help out such a great cause," says Tim Watchous, landlord of The Britannia.

"Our customers look forward to the Easter chicks coming in every year now. Two knitting groups have started as a direct result of Trinity Hospice and meet every two weeks.

"This year they have kindly knitted a 'mother hen' to raffle alongside the chicks. We are hoping to top the 415 raised last year with a target of 500."

More than 4,000 egg cosies, knitted in the shape of Easter chicks by teams of Trinity volunteers throughout the last year, have been filled with Cadbury's Creme eggs, donated by Cadbury Schweppes.

The chicks are now available in local schools, hairdressers and public houses across south and south west London – or from Trinity Hospice's reception area – for a minimum donation of 1 each.

Trinity Hospice is hoping to beat this year's Easter Chicks fundraising target of 5,000.

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