EASTER is eggs-actly the ticket for chocolate treats - especially when they hold extra meaning.

St Margaret's Parish Church in Whitecrook held an Easter egg hunt on Sunday with about 80 children taking part and raising about £100 in the process for the church's missions.

Canon Tartaglia told the Post: "It went beautifully and the children and young people who took part absolutely loved it.

"It was such a beautiful day for those young people and a lovely experience of Easter and the deeper meaning behind Easter.

"The egg is a symbol of new life and a symbol of Christ rising from the tomb, and the egg is like the stone rolling away from the cave.

"Faith and belief are communicated through everyday experiences."

He added the generosity of the congregation in recent weeks had been incredible and they had so many donations of eggs they were able to give ones away to some of the elderly residents.

Canon Tartaglia said: "It was as if we were running a sweetie shop. It reminded me of my father's cafe as a boy."