Area Representative Johnsons Coffee
is shocked to find that the 5ft.
20kg especially commissioned Easter
Egg ordered from Italy arrived in
pieces after being smashed in
DISASTER struck this week when plans to
display an impressive 5ft chocolate Easter Egg to raise funds
for Marie Curie Cancer Care in a number of Mount Charles
operated outlets crumbled after the specially commissioned egg
arrived at its final destination in pieces.
The £300 egg, which weighed in at 20kg, was
ordered from Italy by Lisburn-based Johnsons Coffee and was to
be raffled off to customers at the various venues in a "Guess
The Weight" competition with the proceeds going to Marie Curie.
Only days before the egg was due to be
displayed Johnsons Coffee was notified by the importer of the
egg's unfortunate demise — a victim of over zealous handling
during the transportation process.
"We are extremely disappointed the display will
not go ahead," said Claire McAuley, Area Representative,
Johnsons Coffee. "I'm sure the egg would have been truly
impressive to see in its former glory. We hoped to raise money
for Marie Curie and would hate for the charity to miss out due
to it being damaged in transit."
Ever resourceful, Johnsons Coffee has sourced
a stunning gourmet 3ft Easter Egg made of Belgian Chocolate and
weighing 4.5kg which it will display in the run up to Easter in
Mount Charles outlets — Café Laurent, Forestside, Queen's PEC
and Café Braid in Ballymena.
Mount Charles customers will be able to enter a raffle to win
the indulgent chocolate treat and proceeds will be donated to
Marie Curie. In addition, the local roaster will supplement the
funds raised by making a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care.