Kenny Walker, from Chocolate Fayre, with the egg that will be raffled for charity.
Kenny Walker, from Chocolate Fayre, with the egg that will be raffled for charity.

A 6KG chocolate Easter egg worth about £200 is being raffled to raise money for the air ambulance.

One lucky winner will get to gobble up the giant egg which is being donated by Chocolate Fayre, in Barnard Castle. Tickets, which cost £2, are available from the shop and the draw will be made on Easter Monday.

Kenny Walker, owner of Chocolate Fayre, said: “We’re raising money for the Great North East Air Ambulance because its probably the charity that benefits people the most in our area.

“We are all aware of the importance of what they do in rural areas but they are not funded by central government which is unbelievable.”

Sam Turner

Mr Walker said people could buy as many raffle tickets as they liked, adding that in previous years giant eggs raffled by Chocolate Fayre have gone on to be re-raffled for other good causes.

He added: “Eventually it does get eaten.”

The egg is hollow but has a thick chocolate outer layer, he added.