Sunday, 24 September 2017

Pre-school Easter egg hunt raises £1,900 in the rain

AN Easter egg hunt raised £1,900 for Kidmore End Pre-School despite a lower than average turnout.

About 100 people braved the rain on Saturday for the annual event, which is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the pre-school.

It was held at Kidmore End Primary School in Chalkhouse Green Road instead of the usual venue, Gallowstree Common sports pavilion, due to a clash of events.

The hunt normally attracts up to 300 people but organisers said the numbers were down due to the event taking place after the Easter weekend, the bad weather and the change of venue. Nicola Liddon-Horncastle, pre-school manager, said: “It was surprisingly successful. We raised a lot of money for a small pre-school.”

There were Easter egg hunts for children, a bouncy castle, games, stalls and a lucky dip. Lunch was also provided. Mrs Liddon-Horncastle said: “It was a lovely atmosphere and, despite the rain, everyone pulled together and worked very hard. We would like to thank Kidmore End Primary School for hosting the event and all the parents and the pre-school committee and staff for their support.”

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