Seen any massive painted eggs on your travels within London this morning? No me neither, but today marks the start of The Big Egg Hunt, which partners fancy egg-jewellers Fabergé with Action for Children and the Elephant Family for the world’s biggest (only?) egg hunt. It’s not even Easter yet, but keep your eyes peeled, there’s £100,000 to be won.
The idea is that 200 painted eggs, each measuring up about waist high, have been hidden around the capital; inside buildings, hanging from things, and even squished in between phone boxes. Each egg has been decorated by a top London artist and will all go to auction at the end of it all to raise £2 million for charity. Finders of said eggs will also be able to text in the unique code written on each egg for a chance to win £100,000.
The eggs will be out and about for 40 days and 40 nights from today (that’s Lent apparently), with a Twitter and Facebook feed counting sightings. There's even a map to give you a bit of a head start. Let us know if you spot any in the comments – pic or it didn’t happen. [The Big Egg Hunt via The London Insider]