Janet Ingleson and the team at Bayhorse on Wigan Road in Euxton are planning a fundraising Egg-stravaganza this Easter in order to raise money for CRY, Cardiac Risk in the Young – a charity that supports young people with cardiac conditions.

“We’re supporting CRY as some young people within our community have unfortunately passed away. The charity is committed to raising awareness of conditions that can lead to Sudden Death Syndrome amongst others”, said Janet Ingleson, Manager of the Bayhorse.

Starting on Easter Saturday, the team at the pub will be hosting a fancy dress competition for the best dressed bunny, so dust down those bunny ears and bobtails and make like a rabbit! The most impressive bunny will be treated to a meal for two people at the pub. Along with a fundraising raffle, a DJ will also be on hand from 8pm ensuring that all the bunnies get bouncy.

On Easter Sunday, the pub has planned a Charity Fun Day which starts at 2pm. Face painting, a bouncy castle, a rodeo bull for the grown-ups and a raffle with prizes supplied by local businesses with all proceeds going to CRY, have been organised.

From 1-5pm on Easter Monday, customers of the Bayhorse will be treated to an Easter Bonnet Parade, an Easter Egg Hunt and, the highlight of the weekend, the judging of the colouring-in competition, with a prize being awarded to the best colouring in sheet for the under 4s and the under 10s. Over the last two weeks, parents and children have been encouraged to pick up a colouring in sheet from the pub to showcase their colouring in skills.

“We wanted to arrange some fun events for our local community as well as raising money for CRY,” said Janet. “With the support and help from our customers and the community we have already raised £500 for the charity over the last few months and we hope to be able to match that amount this weekend.

“We’ll be encouraging everyone over the weekend to drop in any loose change after buying a round or buy a raffle ticket – we’ve got some great prizes and we would really love to donate a significant amount to the team at CRY- so we’re appealing to everyone to pop in and pay us a visit.”