A Met Police car has been packed full of chocolate Easter eggs as MPs have backed a campaign to encourage more kindness across London.

The holiday treats were donated by members of the public through ShareTheMiracle “stations” before they were distributed by Sutton police to charities.

These included Age UK Sutton, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and St Raphael’s Hospice.

Supporters of the campaign included Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake, alongside Liberal Democrats and Twickenham MP Sir Vince Cable.

The ShareTheMiracle initiative aims to combat a “growing sense of division within the country” through giving out free Easter eggs.

Constable Hamilton, a Sutton youth police officer, said: “We’re delighted to support a campaign that encourages kindness in the local community and supports those living in difficult circumstances. Even this small act of giving Easter eggs can have a tangible impact on tackling issues of loneliness, division, and hopelessness.”

ShareTheMiracle founder Dun Usher said: “We’re so excited to have seen the Sutton Police engaged in our campaign this Easter, the Police car full of eggs represents the fun found in simple acts of kindness and demonstrates that anyone can get involved.

“Giving these eggs has the opportunity strengthen our communities, form friendships and release hope in these uncertain and divided times.”

ShareTheMiralce is now into its seventh year after first being launched in 2013, having helped hundreds of volunteers reach out to people.

These include neighbours, colleagues, hospital patients, the elderly, disadvantaged young people and human trafficking victims.

Sir Vince said: “The ShareTheMiracle initiative is a great idea to breathe life into the spirit of Easter, emphasising generosity and sharing.”

For more information, visit www.sharethemiracle.org.