Egg-cellent treat for kids

A PONTELAND restaurant’s piece of colossal confectionary will be enjoyed by poorly children from across the North East.

The huge Easter egg – which, including its wrapping, stood at a massive six feet tall – was the prize in a free draw held over the Easter weekend at Fratelli in Bell Villas.

Now children being treated in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary are tucking into the giant dark chocolate egg after the holder of the winning ticket, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated it to the hospital.

Paul Bernadelli, co-owner of Fratelli, said: “The egg was an absolute masterpiece and made of the finest chocolate from Turin.

“We are thrilled it has gone to such a deserving home and hope the children thoroughly enjoy it.”