Brough St Giles youngster organises lockdown Easter hunt for local children

A mother and daughter organised an egg hunt around Brough St Giles to spread some Easter joy at the weekend.

The idea came about when Stacey Arling and daughter, seven-year-old Caitlin, were talking about how they would celebrate Easter during the lockdown.

Stacey said: “The traditional egg hunt with all her cousins and the rest of the family wasn’t possible and Caitlin was sad as it’s her favourite part of Easter.

“We spoke a bit about the lockdown and how it means lots of children wouldn’t be able to do the things they normally do or see their families either and she came up with the idea of the trail.

“The idea was that other children could do it and have some Easter fun and she could spread a little happiness.”

Stacey and Caitlin with the Easter trial clues.

Caitlin and mum attached 12 eggs to lampposts for children to find as they did their daily exercise, with each one including a letter.

Together they spelt ‘Happy Easter’.

Stacey said: “Getting replies and pictures sent on Facebook of people completing the trail and saying thank you has been amazing and Caitlin has been delighted with the response.

“She has enjoyed this more than anything and is already talking about what she wants to do for next years trail.”