HUNDREDS of pounds were raised at the weekend as many in the local community descended on the Fairy Woods for the Easter egg hunt.

Many in the community banded together to create the setting for the day’s festivities and they went down a treat as many children attended with their parents, and everyone doing so adhered to strict coronavirus protocols put in place by organisers.

Despite someone phoning the police to complain, officers attended and confirmed that they were happy that all restrictions were being followed.

Killer Queens, a local group, set up a table and dished out hundreds of Easter Hampers, large eggs and crème eggs to delighted youngsters.

Derek Davidson, the founder of the Fairy Woods, thanked Martin Pearson for cutting out 2ft bunnies which people then painted.

A total of 800 wooden eggs were also created which were handed out to local schoolchildren to design and hand back.

Derek added: “Thanks to Tammy Marr, Gordon Mackie, Laura’s group and Kevin Scully who donated a five foot wooden castle.

“Also thanks to everyone who painted a bunny and helped set up the display and to park manager Ian Laing for his support.”

A total of £700 was raised in donations which will go towards future Fairy Woods projects.