YORK’S Lord Mayor helped two lucky chocolate-lovers have an egg-cellent weekend, while raising money for a worthy cause.

In the run-up to Easter, ASK Italian restaurant, in the Grand Assembly Rooms, ran a cracking seasonal competition to win one of two giant eggs.

The Italian chocolate eggs each weighed in at 3kg and were the height of a three-year-old.

York resident Lois Gregory, whose ticket was bought on Mother’s Day, was the first recipient, after the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Cllr Keith Orrell and his wife, Judith, drew her ticket out of the hat at the restaurant on Easter Sunday.

However, a mystery second winner still hasn’t come forward to collect his or her prize.

The charity draw took place as part of the chain’s pledge to raise another £1 million for Great Ormond Street Hospital children’s charity (GOSH).

The York restaurant raised £1,884 in four weeks, with all proceeds going directly to GOSH.

General manager Paul Tennant said: “We’re really grateful to staff and customers who have helped us raise a huge amount of money.

“We’re so proud of our relationship with GOSH.”