A brother and sister from Oswestry have brought Easter to a local children’s hospice early, after winning 65 chocolate eggs in a national competition.

Bailey and Ava Wildman, 9 and 5, won a craft competition hosted by Duck Tape, which invited people to submit their own unique Easter craft creations to be in with a chance of winning.

Their craft entries were a collection of twig baskets, which they created with their mother Charlotte, to gift to relatives.

They were rewarded with a supply of Duck Tape with which to craft new creations, along with 65 full sized Easter eggs, which they have given to friends and donated to Hope House Children’s Hospice in Morda.

“I’m really pleased,” said Bailey. “Our grandparent’s house backs onto the hospice and we thought the children there would appreciate the chocolate as a nice surprise.”

“We were blown away by the calibre of the entries, which ranged from Easter bonnets to Fabergé-style eggs and Easter gardens,” commented Alan Murray, Head of Marketing at Duck Tape. “Easter is not just about chocolate of course: it has a range of meanings, be they religious or otherwise – but it is also a lovely time of year to craft and decorate the home, and we wanted to celebrate that.

“We were incredibly touched by the generosity and thoughtfulness of Bailey and Ava and hope the children at Hope House enjoy their gifts.”