Royston and surrounding villages host cracking Easter activities

PUBLISHED: 14:35 03 April 2018

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

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There have been some egg-cellent activities going on in Royston and the surrounding villages to mark Easter weekend.

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOFamilies take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

On Saturday morning, children looked for the 11 stores and one market stall with a chocolate rabbit on display for the 2018 chocolate trail in the town centre.

At 12.30pm Royston town mayor Vera Swallow commenced drawing for 12 runners-up prizes and one grand prize – a 1.2kg egg for the winner.

Royston town manager Geraint Burnell, who organised the event on behalf of Royston First, said: “We received 294 completed entries this year – more than 10 per cent up on last year, a figure made all the more impressive by the fact that it was achieved over the course of a morning that fluctuated between wet and damp!”

At the same time, there was a rather large Charlie Chick outside Garden House Hospice Care in High Street hoping to help drum up funds for the cause.

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOFamilies take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

A hospice spokeswoman said: “Thank you to everyone who has purchased one of our final few Charlie Chicks at our Royston shop.

“Thank you also to Andrew Mcfadyen from Newlings of Royston for dressing up as a chick for us!”

Children at Therfield Village Pre-School welcomed village vicar Rev Richard Morgan for a talk, followed by an Easter egg hunt on the recreation ground, and the chance to tuck into some tasty treats donated by Royston’s Tesco Extra.

Pre-school leader Tina Downing said: “We would like to thank all of the families and children for their support, and with them all a very happy Easter.”

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOFamilies take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

On Monday, members of the Royston & District Motorcycle Club visited the East Anglian Children’s Hospice in Milton to deliver Easter eggs and cookies donated by club members and Royston’s Tesco Extra for the benefit of children under the care of the hospice.

And finally, Cecil Newling funeral directors in Royston were able to donate more than 100 Easter eggs to Home-Start Royston & South Cambs, for children in need over Easter.

Because of the whopping amount, Home-Start gave 30 eggs to the Make Lunch project at the Old Bull Inn.

The scheme provides hot lunches for children – who usually have free school meals in term time – during the holidays.

The Winfield family taking part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Winfield family taking part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Funeral service arranger Trudy Lambert said: “Again our thanks go to the community and of course the Royston Crow readers who helped us to achieve this.”

The Garden House Hospice Easter fundraising team outside the shop in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOThe Garden House Hospice Easter fundraising team outside the shop in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Freya and Harry McDonough with the Garden House Hospice chicken in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOFreya and Harry McDonough with the Garden House Hospice chicken in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Families take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOFamilies take part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

The McDonough family taking part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOOThe McDonough family taking part in the Easter egg hunt and bunny hunt in Royston Town centre. Picture: DANNY LOO

Ava and Bertie Fowle with the Easter bunny. Picture: Clive PorterAva and Bertie Fowle with the Easter bunny. Picture: Clive Porter

Claire, Aimee and Sophie Rainbow making daffodils. Picture: Clive PorterClaire, Aimee and Sophie Rainbow making daffodils. Picture: Clive Porter

Royston town manager Geraint Burnell, town crier Graham Pfaff and town mayor Vera Swallow. Picture: Clive PorterRoyston town manager Geraint Burnell, town crier Graham Pfaff and town mayor Vera Swallow. Picture: Clive Porter

Cecil Newling's Jessica Geer presenting Jo Adams of HSRSC with the egg donations. Picture: Cecil NewlingCecil Newling's Jessica Geer presenting Jo Adams of HSRSC with the egg donations. Picture: Cecil Newling

Charlie Boreham picking an egg after completing the Royston trail.  Picture: Clive PorterCharlie Boreham picking an egg after completing the Royston trail. Picture: Clive Porter

Therfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-SchoolTherfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-School

Therfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-SchoolTherfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-School

Therfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-SchoolTherfield Village Pre-School's Easter activities. Picture: Therfield Village Pre-School

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