Lions Easter egg hunt draws hundreds of children in Lowestoft

FAMILIES could be seen foraging for clues during a special Easter egg hunt organised by the Lowestoft Lions.

Mums, dads and more than 200 children scoured Sparrow's Nest gardens off Whapload Road to search for numbers and letters in a bid secure an Easter egg prize.

Youngsters were also kept entertained with rides, stalls and a road show at the event on Easter Sunday which was held to raise money for the Lion's Bike Active scheme.

The project, which aims to raise �10,000 to buy specially-adapted bikes for disabled people in Waveney, was demonstrated on the day by encouraging people to take part in a bike race over 750m.

Mark Lanham, president of Lowestoft Lions, said: 'We have had 248 children register for this year's Easter egg hunt which is a record amount.

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'It could be a sign of the times because what we offer is a cheap fun day.

'The event has been getting bigger every year, but it is usually down to the weather if people decide to come or not.'

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As well as the activities on the day, local primary school children were challenged to draw or paint a picture depicting the Olympic games.

Lee Flint, 34, of Carlton Colville was visiting with his family. He said: 'I think this event is good for families because it encourages them to be healthy and have a bit of free fun.

'It gives the kids something to do and helps support the local community.'

Meanwhile Louise Lawrence, a 26-year-old mum of three from Lowestoft, said: 'When the children are on holiday they need something to exercise their brains, so this Easter egg hunt where they search for numbers and words is a good idea.

To raise more money for the Lowestoft Bike Active scheme, the Lions are holding a casino evening at the Hotel Victoria on May 11.

For more information contact Mark Lanham on 01502 718035 or email

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