Easter egg-citement at The Children's Trust

Stephen Bain

The Children’s Trust's National Specialist Centre was Easter galore this weekend as our annual Easter Fair created a wave of Egg-citement across Tadworth. Parents and children visited us in their thousands and helped raise over £7,000, making it one of our most successful Easter Fairs. Attractions on the day included pictures with ponies, stands from local independent businesses, wacky wheeler jeeps and a cannon demonstration. The main attraction however was the Easter Egg hunt, which kept many of the children entertained – despite the occasional spot of rain. The activities continued inside the mansion as families had a selection of stalls and challenges to choose from. They could guess the number of eggs in a jar, decorate an Easter Egg or hook-a-duck. Yes, one thing that we certainly were not short of on the day (other than smiles of course) was Easter Eggs. Thanks to some very generous donations from local business, we had plenty to go around, meaning that children could buy an extra chocolatey treat for Easter Sunday and parents were able to purchase some last minute gifts. We would, of course, like to say a big thank-you to all the 1,700 people who came along and helped to make Saturday a success. Being a volunteer on one of the stalls myself, it was an honour to play a small part in this special day and see the results of all the planning and hard-work from the staff.