Twyford comes together: family egg hunt teams up with horticultural show for success

'It was the best event I've been involved in': Twyford Together chair Gordon Storey

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Lola (9) and Sebastian (6) with dad, Christian Lippett took part in the Twyford Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Picture: Steve Smyth for The Wokingham Paper

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.

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The Twyford Horticulture Show was held in Loddon Hall on Saturday, April 6. Val Halman with one of her prizewinning arrangements. Picture: Steve Smyth for The Wokingham Paper

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.”

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Some of the beautiful flowers. Picture: Steve Smyth for The Wokingham Paper

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.

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Maureen Cater admires some of the beautiful flowers. Picture: Steve Smyth for The Wokingham Paper

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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