Giant Easter Eggs make tasty treat for good causes
Over £1,100 was generously donated into the collecting tins at ten establishments across the Newquay area as Towan Blystra Lions Clubs ran their Giant Easter Egg Raffles for the first time since the pandemic struck in 2020.
With a beautifully decorated and wrapped, delicious item of seasonal confectionary made by Kernow Chocolate of St Eval sitting on the bars or counters of popular locations, it cost just one pound to put your name on one of the 125 squares and the lucky winner of each egg was drawn over the Easter weekend.
The proprietors of each premises chose where at least 50% of the proceeds raised would go and the remainder was placed into the Towan Blystra Lions Community Account to support local good causes. The supporters of this popular event and the causes they wanted their contribution to be donated to were: Heron Tennis (Children with Cerebral Palsy), Farners Arms, St Columb Minor (Children’s Hospice SW), Quintrell Inn (Cornwall Air Ambulance), The Griffin Inn (Cornwall Air Ambulance), The Two Clones, Quintrell Downs (Merlin Centre), The Falcon, St Mawgan (Man Down/Young Minds), The Lanherne (British Heart Foundation), Mermaid Inn, Porth (Mermaid Breast Screening), The Tavern (RNLI), The Godolphin (RNLI).
Lion Danny Baize, who organised the event with his wife, Lion Lesley, explained: “The eggs were at each location for several weeks and we then visited each one between Good Friday and Easter Monday completing the draws and presenting the eggs to the winners if they were there or leaving them with the proprietors to present them later. We are in the process of sending the money to each of the good causes listed and making sure they know they have been chosen to be the beneficiaries by the businesses concerned.
“There was certainly a good ‘appetite’ for these prizes and I’m sure they made a lot of people happy. A big thank you to everyone who helped us by selling tickets and taking part,” concluded Danny.