Eggcitement builds with giant egg at Moneypenny

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Staff at telephone answering service Moneypenny can hardly contain their eggcitement thanks to a giant ‘dinosaur’ Easter egg, which is being raffled to raise money for the company’s chosen charities.

Giant Easter egg at Moneypenny

It’s all set to be a cracking Easter for staff at Moneypenny.

Artisan Chocolatier Jo Edwards, who runs Aballu from The Cocoa Rooms in Rossett, has created the giant treat, which was no mean feat as she explains: “I have never made anything as big as that before. When I got a call from Moneypenny I was keen to do it but I knew it would be a challenge. It took me eight hours to make it on my own. It was hard work constantly moving the chocolate around the special mould to create an even finish."

“I had a bit of a disaster to start with when my first attempt cracked when I stood it up so I realised it would need to lie on its side instead. A crowd gathered when I very tentatively loaded the finished version into the car – they were literally ‘egging me on’ as I held my breath lifting it. I don’t think I have ever driven so slowly making sure it arrived in one piece!”

The personalised egg, weighing 10 kilograms and 74 centimetres long is four centimetres thick and infused with different chocolate flavours. All proceeds from the raffle which includes lots of other prizes too, including two smaller eggs made by Jo, will be split between Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Marie Cure Cancer Care.

As for Jo’s advice for the lucky winner of the giant egg – “Just smash it on the head and share!”

For further information, contact:
Debbie Barton, Moneypenny Communications: debbie.barton(at)moneypenny(dot)co(dot)uk        

About Moneypenny                

Moneypenny looks after telephone calls for businesses of all shapes and sizes - from sole traders right up to multinational corporations. For larger companies, Moneypenny can either support an existing reception team or provide a fully outsourced switchboard function. Based in Wrexham, and Auckland, New Zealand, Moneypenny has over 350 staff, a figure that is growing at a rapid rate. The company was founded by a brother and sister team in 2000 and the company now handles in excess of 8.2 million calls a year for more than 6,500 UK businesses. Its sister product Penelope was launched in 2013. Moneypenny is proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and was in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2009/11/13.

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