Portsmouth beats rivals Southampton in Easter egg contest

Access Self Storage Portsmouths manager Phil Hall, right, and customer sales adviser Arran Jerred

Access Self Storage Portsmouths manager Phil Hall, right, and customer sales adviser Arran Jerred

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JUST one egg separated two rival cities in an Easter competition.

For the first time, Portsmouth has beaten Southampton in the annual charity collection of treats.

People of Portsmouth donated 76 chocolate eggs to The Rowans Hospice, as part of the Access Self Storage Easter Egg Appeal.

The Southampton branch collected 75 Easter eggs for The Rainbow Centre based in Fareham.

Phil Hall, manager of Access Self Storage in Portsmouth, challenged residents to beat Southampton.

People in the city as well as businesses such as Morrisons and Sainsbury’s donated chocolate treats to the Portsmouth store and helped smash Southampton’s record.

In previous years, Southampton has collected around 40 eggs each year with Portsmouth just slightly behind.

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