Families enjoy Easter fun – to help make Christmas special

St Paul's Church in Ryhope held an Easter egg hunt, with children searching for clues around the village. Getting into character were, from left, Dianne Stevens, Cris (CORR) Watson-Hope and Sue Clark.
St Paul's Church in Ryhope held an Easter egg hunt, with children searching for clues around the village. Getting into character were, from left, Dianne Stevens, Cris (CORR) Watson-Hope and Sue Clark.
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A HOST of seasonal events went with a swing over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

In Ryhope, more than 100 young people took part in an Easter egg hunt.

Easter bunny Dawn Ridley, 44, from Chester-le-Street Easyriders SMC, among more than 1,000 bikes at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run. Picture by Paul Larkin

Easter bunny Dawn Ridley, 44, from Chester-le-Street Easyriders SMC, among more than 1,000 bikes at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run. Picture by Paul Larkin

The event, which began and finished at St Paul’s Church, was hosted by Ryhope Community Spirit.

It’s one in a number of community events being held to raise money for a Christmas tree, due to be erected on the village green in December.

The community group brought back the tradition last year, and it proved hugely popular. In early December, more than 1,000 residents turned out to see the tree lit up.

Yesterday’s event also featured an Easter bonnet parade.

Easter bunny Dawn Ridley, 44, from Chester-le-Street Easyriders SMC, and Joe Absalom, eight, from Blyth, among more than 1,000 bikes at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run. Picture by Paul Larkin

Easter bunny Dawn Ridley, 44, from Chester-le-Street Easyriders SMC, and Joe Absalom, eight, from Blyth, among more than 1,000 bikes at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) Easter Egg Run. Picture by Paul Larkin

In Northumberland, Easter bunny Dawn Ridley, 44, of the Chester-le-Street Easyriders motorbike club, was among more than 1,000 bikers at the Amble lunch stop on the Blyth Valley Motorcycle Action Group’s annual Easter egg run.

St Paul's Church in Ryhope held an Easter egg hunt, with children searching for clues around the village. Corinne Kilvington (left) and Luke Maddison.

St Paul's Church in Ryhope held an Easter egg hunt, with children searching for clues around the village. Corinne Kilvington (left) and Luke Maddison.