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Archbishop hosts Eggstravaganza at Lambeth Palace

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The Archbishop of Canterbury and his wife are opening their home at Lambeth Palace for a family "Easter Eggstravaganza" in aid of the Children's Society.

Lambeth Palace

This event has been postponed

"I am delighted to be hosting an Easter EGGstravaganza at Lambeth Palace for The Children's Society," says Jane Williams. "Easter is a time when Christians celebrate God's gift of life, and this is a great way to get children enjoying themselves while supporting such a wonderful cause."

Mrs Williams is opening her home especially for children and their families to help raise funds for the Children's Society. Children can enjoy an afternoon at Lambeth Palace celebrating the meaning of Easter with a special Easter trail, surprise guests and games and activities.

The Children's Society reaches out to those forgotten children facing danger, discrimination and disadvantage in their daily lives.

"We are privileged to be invited into the home of the Archbishop and his wife and I wish everyone attending a wonderful time," says chief executive Bob Reitemeier.

"This event will remind us all of the true meaning of Easter and the need to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves."

For tickets (12 each or 40 for a family of 4) call 0845 300 1128 or visit – tickets should be booked by Monday 26 March.

Tickets for a guided tour of the palace cost 5 each. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and tours will take place every 15 minutes between 2.15 and 3pm. There are limited places available for the tours.

As well as this month's Easter event, there will be an opportunity to visit Lambeth Palace Garden on Saturday 26 May as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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