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Charity volunteer attacked after Easter eggs run out at event

Published 29/03/2016

The lack of chocolate eggs sparked anger at the event
The lack of chocolate eggs sparked anger at the event

Organisers of a charity Easter event said they have been left appalled by an attack on a volunteer after chocolate eggs ran out.

Crowds turned out on Easter Sunday for the event at the Church Farm Museum, Skegness, Lincolnshire, which was organised in partnership with the Children's Charity.

Such was the popularity of the event, the large stock of Easter eggs ran out, causing some people to lose their temper, centre manager Sue Shelford said.

Mrs Shelford said a woman volunteer was grabbed by her scarf and pulled across a counter by an angry visitor who demanded the return of her £5 entry fee.

She said the eggs were only a part of the day and the entry included lots of other events and entry to the museum.

"The volunteer was left very shocked and very shaken afterwards," Mrs Shelford said.

"She was devastated by what happened. It was really awful."

Mrs Shelford said: "It's just sent shock waves that this can happen. The fact is she was a volunteer too who was giving up their time for nothing. It's just been really upsetting."

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