Aberconwy MP Robin Millar MP has congratulated a local business for their unique fundraising efforts in support of the people of Ukraine and is encouraging as many people as possible to support them.
Baravelli’s Egg – a unique creation – has been made by chocolatiers Emma and Mark Baravelli, based in Conwy, to raise funds for the Red Cross Appeal for the Ukraine. They are aiming to raise £1,000 for the appeal but Robin is determined to help them raise ten times that target.
This beautiful, hand-painted giant Easter egg, weighing 10kg, is being put into a draw with all donations of any size giving entry into the prize draw on the 19th April 2022. All proceeds will go directly towards the Red Cross efforts in Ukraine.
The egg has been imagined, designed, hand painted and cast by master chocolatier Emma Baravelli. The design shows evening sunlight shining on Ukrainian fields of wheat and sunflowers in the foreground. A deep blue background represents the sky, mountains and streams of this beautiful country. The image and colours represent hope and light.
We have all seen the devastating and heart-breaking scenes coming from Ukraine in recent weeks. Throughout the humanitarian crisis sparked by this conflict, the British Red Cross has been providing aid to help civilians on the ground; distributing food and hygiene parcels, warm clothing and training civilians in first aid. Baravelli’s are very keen to support these practical efforts.
Speaking about the initiative, Robin said:
“Emma and Mark have created this beautiful, hand-painted giant Easter egg. It typifies just how creative and generous support has been from people here in Aberconwy to the Ukrainian appeal and symbolizes our open hearted response to the scenes of devastation and refugees driven from their homes by this brutal and unprovoked conflict.
I applaud Emma and Mark for this marvellous gesture and I hope that by spreading their story far and wide we can help them to exceed their already ambitious target.”
Donations can be made via a JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/UkraineEasterEggAppeal