SPRING cheer came to East Surrey as 2,000 people braved a chilly Easter Saturday to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Families flocked to The Children's Trust's Spring Fair, at the charity's Tadworth base, to hunt for eggs, show off their bonnets and meet some new, furry, friends.
When the pennies are all counted, it is believed the annual Easter extravaganza will have raised about £9,500 for the Tadworth Court charity, which cares for children with complex health needs, multiple disabilities, and acquired brain injuries.
The afternoon of entertainment included go-karting, fairground rides, face-painting, an inflatable castle, Easter bonnet competition and the ever-popular challenge, the Easter egg hunt. Also on site were farmyard animals, and stalls selling everything from snacks to fashion accessories.
Emma Burgess, community fundraising coordinator at The Children's Trust, and organiser of the event, said: "We had a wonderful turnout at the Spring Fair, and I would like to thank everyone involved who made it such a success: those who provided the children's entertainment, the stall holders, our loyal band of volunteers and all the families who turned out to show their support. Our grateful thanks, too, to companies and community groups that kindly provided all the Easter eggs for the fair and for the children here at the trust."
To find out more about the trust, future events and fundraising, go to www.thechildrenstrust. org.uk
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