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