I HAVE just noticed your front page image of the April Fool joke on the 'Anticipation' statue in last week's paper (Anticipation of big spenders, Uxbridge and West Drayton Gazette, April 7) and thought I would write in and let you know of my super April Fool's Day good fortune after taking a closer look at the bags festooning the statue.

As we walked past, my young son's curiosity got the better of him, and we discovered gift cards for The Chimes shopping centre hiding inside.

It really brightened up my day and I got to treat my son to a trip to the Odeon in The Chimes with the £10 gift card.

I just hope other shoppers were as inquisitive as myself - so thank you The Chimes for making our April Fool's Day such a laugh.


**Editor's note: We had no idea The Chimes was behind this stunt - if indeed it was - and thought it was just somebody larking around.