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Easter egg hunt spreading smiles across Preston

Posted on - 4th April, 2021 - 10:22am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Kid's stuff, Longridge, Preston News, Proud Preston, What's On in Preston
An Easter egg hidden on the Orme Sight sculpture at Beacon Fell
An Easter egg hidden on the Orme Sight sculpture at Beacon Fell

A city-wide Easter egg hunt is under way.

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Chocolate eggs have been hidden far and wide from Ashton-on-Ribble to Longridge, with some even placed in the back seats of taxis for lucky egg spotters to find.

The egg hunt has been organised by community organisations Preston Here For Humanity and Stories Outside, and is funded by the Arts Council

Chris Murray, founder of Preston Here For Humanity, said: “We have hidden 60 eggs in total and with each one is an information card explaining who left the egg and how to tag us on socials with their finds.

“Although the most important part is to get children smiling there is also another motive – every time we hide an egg we post the location to Facebook with a link to an arts and craft activity, in the hope of getting more people enjoying art.”

Easter egg note from Stories Outside and Preston Here For Humanity
Easter egg note from Stories Outside and Preston Here For Humanity

Happy families have been sharing their discoveries with parents posting messages of thanks.

One said: “Thank you so much to the person who thought of this. My girls were made up with their finds. Another posted that her children were “over the moon”.

A succesful Easter egg hunter
A succesful Easter egg hunter

The group also delivered 50 eggs to the children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital, and have given a further 200 eggs to children across the city this Easter.


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