Egg-stra special event in Chapleton

Chapelton is treating local communities with something egg-stra special.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 6:31 am
Jane Jenson and her easter egg design.

A series of hand-decorated eggs have been created by 12 North East artists and placed around the town, ready for residents and local visitors to find. The unique eggs will be auctioned with all proceeds being donated to Grampian Autistic Society.

The artworks are also the inspiration for an Easter competition which is tasking a range of age groups (0-4 years, 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 12 years and over) to design their own egg to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes. Entries will be on display at The Hut in Chapelton.

The Duchess of Fife, Director of Elsick Development Company which is leading the build of Chapelton, said: “The Chapelton Easter egg hunt event has become a bit of a tradition and this new trail of eggs is a safe and fun way for families and friends to get outdoors and celebrate Easter.

“We’ve been amazed by the designs submitted by each of the 12 artists taking part in the event and would like to thank them for creating such beautiful pieces.

" We’re sure they will inspire many to take part in the competition and help raise much needed funds for Grampian Autistic Society.”

The 12 North East artists who have created the eggs are: Pauline Murray, Catriona Yates, Laura Bremner, Morag Stevenson, Jane Jensen, Rosy Long, Eilidh MacAskill, Mhairi Allan, Helen Forest, Sam Barnett, Karen Hadjitofi and Val Thomson.

Illustrator Jane Jenson of PurpleJain, added: “When the idea of auctioning the eggs for charity was suggested I jumped at the chance. Grampian Autistic Society is an organisation close to my heart as my son is on the spectrum.

" He is also an incredible artist so for me it was the perfect choice.”

Eggs will be ready to find until April 18.

A map of the Easter egg hunt can be seen in Hume Square or downloaded from the Chapelton website. Entries should be posted to: Easter Egg Competition, The Hut, Liddell Park, Chapelton, AB39 8BA.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday, April 18. Bids for the eggs will be taken online for the duration of the event, closing at 9pm April 18.

Full details can be found at chapeltonnewtown.co.uk/whats-on/