AN EGG-cellent Easter event brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of Bury St Edmunds families on Saturday – and chocolate to their mouths.
A large Easter egg hunt, organised by Bury’s Christian Resource Centre, was staged at Howard Middle School, with extra fun in the form of bouncy castles, face painting and Easter card design competitions.
The Great Golden Egg Hunt was the first of its kind in Bury and aimed to bring the community together while raising money for a worthwhile cause.
“It was a pioneer project for us but, with the success of this, hopefully it’ll be an annual event from now on,” said Sujith Alex, senior pastor at the Christian Resource Centre, which subsidised the event to make it affordable to all.
Visitors were able to enjoy buttered hot cross buns and drinks, provided free of charge by Asda, with all money raised at the event going to Riverwalk School, in Bury.
Mr Alex said the centre pledged its support to Riverwalk after a visit at Christmas brought the needs of the school, which caters for pupils with severe, profound and complex learning needs, to its attention.
He thanked Howard Middle School for hosting the event and Howard Primary, Tollgate Primary, Westley Middle and Sexton’s Manor Primary schools for making announcements in assemblies.