Market Deeping woman wins giant chocolate Easter egg made by Stamford Heavenly Chocolates to help Sacrewell Farm
A huge elaborately decorated chocolate Easter egg made to raise funds for Sacrewell Farm was won by Laura Kendrick of Market Deeping.
The 2.5ft tall 12kg handmade Belgian chocolate giant egg worth £600 was created by Barbara Farrow, owner of Stamford Heavenly Chocolates, whose business has been based at Sacrewell since last year. The raffle raised more than £1,000 and will go towards the running costs of the farm.
Sacrewell is run as a charity by the William Scott Abbott Trust with the aim of connecting people to the science, heritage, and practical art of agriculture. The farm has become known for its endangered breeds of pig, sheep and goats, which each has specific needs. This year’s wet weather has been challenging for the farm, and they’ve had to supplement grazing with extra food, which in turn, has eaten into the budget.
Laura, who bought two tickets in the raffle, is a keen supporter of Sacrewell Farm and visits regularly with her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Emily, who loves meeting the animals, especially the pigs and goats. The self-confessed ‘chocoholic’ was thrilled to have won the giant egg. She said: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard I’d won. As a family we absolutely love anything to do with chocolate.
“At first I joked that it would only take us a weekend to get through, but now we’ve got it home, and judging by how thick the chocolate is, it’s going to take us a while to get through the egg and all of the decorations!
“We took a photo of my daughter next to it – it’s almost the same height and weight as her. The look on her face was a picture!
“We like Sacrewell because it’s right on our doorstep. Emily loves the pigs and the alpacas and the goats, because they come right up to the fence to see her. We took her a few times last year and we can’t wait to go back when they re-open on April 12.”
Chocolatier Barbara Farrow came up with the idea of making a special chocolate egg to help raise funds for Sacrewell. She said: “I am so glad that it has gone to someone who loves chocolate so much. She’s a woman after my own heart."
Barbara added: “We wanted to bring some fun and happiness with our giant Easter egg, but we also want to help raise some money as a thank you to The William Scott Abbott Trust charity, as they, like us, have been hit very hard by the impact of the lockdown and restrictions. Without Sacrewell and our move, we may not have survived as a business.”
Lee Scowen, general manager at Sacrewell, said: “We are delighted that Laura and her family won the giant chocolate egg and grateful that Barbara and her team at Stamford Heavenly Chocolates chose to support us in this way. The funds raised in the raffle will be put to good use in helping to fund the running costs of Sacrewell Farm.”