A PLAN to team up a family-friendly egg hunt with a flower show was judged to be a massive success.
On Saturday, April 6, members of Twyford Together organised the annual Easter trail in the King George V Recreation Ground.
Participants were invited to go on a treasure hunt around the village, learning more about its history and life in the process.
Once they’d completed a form, they had to go to the Age Concern charity shop to collect an Easter egg, supplied by Amy Goodall from Goodall-Smith Wealth Management, in Twyford’s High Street.
And everyone who took part was granted free entry into the Twyford and Ruscombe Horticultural Association’s spring show.
Gordon Storey, who heads up Twyford Together, was delighted with how the event went.
He said: “To me, it was probably the best event in the village that I’ve been involved in.
“We had 150 children take party, more than £500 was raised for charity and the village was buzzing.
“Mums and dads absolutely loved it.
“The big thing was tying it in with the horticultural show: that was a masterstroke. They had their biggest-ever attendance and lots of kids were walking around looking at the flowers.
“On paper these two events are chalk and cheese, but they went so well together. What have they got in common? A lot – it’s why we do Twyford Together.”
He added that all children who visited the show were given sunflower seeds and challenged to grow the biggest one they can in time for the Association’s autumn show.
And Mr Storey also thanked the hard-working team from Goodall-Smith, who not only provided 250 Easter eggs, but also helped collate entries, with a bit of help from Jane Holmes from Building For The Future, the charity that benefitted from money raised on the day.
“They did all the hard work. They were brilliant,” he said.