An Easter egg campaign has launched which aims to fill storage containers with chocolate eggs for distribution to good causes.

The annual initiative from Access Self Storage began in 2011, and this year the company's team hopes to fill storage units the size of a classic British red phone booth with donated Easter Eggs.

Around 200 boxed supermarket Easter Eggs will fit in the 9ft high, 3ft wide storage containers.

In south east London, there will be donation units in Catford, Sydenham, Orpington and Beckenham.

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Steven Mills, Store Manager, Access Self Storage Catford said: "Everyone deserves a treat this Easter and we’d love to fill our storage unit with Easter Eggs.

"It couldn’t be easier to donate, eggs can be dropped off at any Access Self Storage store, at any time.

"We want to be able to collect as many eggs as possible, and to distribute them to those in need."

The campaign has seen communities donate thousands of Easter eggs since its launch 13 years ago.

If all 54 of the Access Self Storage units participating this year across the country are filled, around 11,800 Easter eggs will be donated to charity.

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Jan Albert Fourie, General Manager of Operations at Access Self Storage said: "It's so important for our store teams to work closely with their local communities and to be able to help those that will really benefit from this collection.

"Our aim is to fill our storage units over and over whilst this campaign remains open and if we can collect 12,000 Easter Eggs this year, we know the teams and our charity partners will be so grateful.

"If every customer donates just one Easter Egg throughout this campaign we can smash our target and make a huge difference."

The campaign will be receiving donations from today (Friday) until Monday, March 25.

One of the recipient organisations for this year, Home-Start Southwark, has expressed its gratitude for being chosen.

News Shopper: The south east London donation points are Sydenham, Catford, Orpington and BeckenhamThe south east London donation points are Sydenham, Catford, Orpington and Beckenham (Image: Access Self Storage)

Klaudia Hajduk, Business Manager, Home-Start Southwark, said: "We're so thrilled to find out that we've been chosen to join Access Self Storage's Easter Appeal.

"It's so heart-warming to know our work has been recognised and our values are aligning with those of local businesses."

Lots of the eggs from the campaign will be donated to food banks, via charity partners, The Felix Project and FareShare.

Richard Smith, Head of Food Supply at The Felix Project said: "We are delighted to be working with Access Self Storage and receiving Easter Eggs.

"We know that many families struggle to afford to feed their families and at times like Easter parents often feel more pressure to spend money they do not have on luxuries like chocolate eggs.

"Being able to get them from their local food banks or other support service is a huge help."

To find the nearest store taking part in the Easter Egg Appeal visit the Access Self Storage website.