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CEO's sleep rough to raise awareness

A group of CEO's are tonight sleeping rough to raise awareness about youth homelessness.

Action for Children's new chief executive Sir Tony Hawkhead, Mike Tobin OBE, John Hardie, chief executive of ITN, Tim Griffin, Dell UK vice president and Matthew Ponsonby, chief operating officer, Barclays Investment Banking Division have left the boardroom to sleep next to St Paul's Cathedral.


Families spend big at Easter

In London, the average Easter spend per family is £2432 according to research carried out by children's charity, Action for Children. Over a third of London parents are concerned about the rising costs of the Easter break.

10% of parents nationally admitted that it's a very stressful time of year and worry about keeping their children entertained. Over the Easter period, Action for Children is hosting The Big Egg Hunt in Covent Garden.

Children taking part in The Big Egg Hunt in Covent Garden Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images


Faberge-style eggs on display in Covent Garden

The eggs have been put on display together until the end of the Easter weekend. Credit: Action for Children

A collection of giant decorative eggs that have been on display across London since February, have now been gathered together in Covent Garden.

It comes as organisers of the Faberge Big Egg Hunt celebrate the recovery of an Olympic themed egg, which had been stolen from its plinth last month.

It was the third egg to disappear from the collection of 209 scattered across the capital as part of a fundraising initiative by charities Action for Children and Elephant Family.

The eggs will be on display until the end of the Easter weekend.

The 209 eggs will be sold at auction. Credit: Action for Children

Latest charity egg theft cracked

The eggs were on display as part of a fundraising initiative by Action for Children and Elephant Family. Credit: Action for Children

A giant Easter egg, which was one of three stolen from the streets of London, has been recovered.

The 'our team' Olympic tribute egg was one of 209 giant decorative eggs on display in London as part of the Faberge Big Egg Hunt - a competition organised as a fundraiser for two charities.

Three of the eggs had been stolen from their plinths in different parts of London but they have now all been returned.

The Olympic tribute egg is now being repaired.

Artist's egg stolen

The stand without its egg. Credit: Action for Children

Another of the painted eggs that was to be auctioned for charity has been stolen. The Our Team egg by the artist Charle Anson was taken from its stand outside the National Portrait Gallery. Last month, two of the eggs were stolen and then returned.

The design on the missing egg was created by Charlie Anson. Credit: Action for Children
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