YOUNGSTERS who may not have received an Easter egg this year will get one thanks to a generous donation by Clacton Pier.

Staff ordered in the large haul of chocolate treats to give away to youngsters over the coming Easter weekend.

But the current coronavirus lockdown meant they were left wondering what to do with the eggs and contacted the Salvation Army’s food bank in Clacton.

Pier director Elliot Ball said the Easter eggs will now go to children who may otherwise not have received one.

“Many families are facing difficult times at the moment and the Salvation Army is doing a fantastic job helping to meet their efforts to put food on plates,” he said.

“We know these chocolate goodies will go to deserving kids and hope that it will put a smile on their faces.”