Leftover eggs from Halton Borough Council’s Widnes Market’s Easter Egg Hunt have been given to Alder Hey, for treats for children having to spend Easter in hospital.

More than 350 children completed the treasure hunt and 150 eggs were delivered to the kids in Alder Hey on Easter Sunday morning. Five stallholders were given laminated eggs which children had to find on Easter Saturday. Children had to find them and name the stall.

Each completed entry form got a free full size Easter egg with those left over going to the hospital.

There were costumed characters, face painting and also a bunny hut, where children could meet little rabbit friends, on the day.

Organiser Patrick Higgins, one of the market traders, said: “The kids had a brilliant time and we really enjoyed playing home to some new bunnies for the day.

“It was all about making sure the kids enjoyed Easter and I think we managed that in bucketfuls. We were able to send the eggs we had left over to Alder Hey so the children unfortunate enough to be in over Easter also had something to enjoy.”