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Good causes boosted by £886 from egg-stravaganza

10:00 21 May 2014

The annual chocolate bunny give away at the donkey sanctuary by Sidmouth lions. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 4849-20-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24

The annual chocolate bunny give away at the donkey sanctuary by Sidmouth lions. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref shs 4849-20-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to and click on myphotos24


GOOD causes will benefit from £886 raised through Easter draws staged by Sidmouth Lions Club.

The grand total was announced this week after draws took place at five venues.

Club members have thanked proprietors at five businesses for their help and support in selling draw tickets.

The Anchor Inn and Dukes in Sidmouth, Sidford’s the Blue Ball, the Bowd Inn and the Golden Lion, in Tipton St John were all praised – as were the generous general public.

Lions purchased the top-class prizes from Emily’s Chocolates in Sidmouth.

Some prize winners asked for their prizes to go to charity and one was presented to The Donkey Sanctuary’s assisted therapy centre on Saturday.

The bunny was smashed by youngsters and the pieces of chocolate were then distributed.

Another was gifted to the Woolbrook-based St Francis Parent and Toddler Group on Monday - and tots had a smashing time tucking in.

Sidmouth Lions Club Easter Draw results

The winners are listed as: venue, prize, winner, home location.

Anchor Inn: Large laughing bunny, Jo Curtis, Wimborne, Dorset. Extra Large Egg, M Parkin, Huddersfield.

Blue Ball Inn: Large laughing bunny, Mr Conway, Exmouth. Extra Large Egg, Mr and Mrs Baggley, Sidmouth, prize donated to local children’s group. Bunny in box, Peter Northcott, Sidford. Chocolate basket/egg, Mrs Hills, local.

Bowd Inn: Large laughing bunny, J and D Lenton, Exminster, prize to The Donkey Sanctuary’s assisted therapy centre. Extra large egg, Julie Marish, Sidmouth.

Dukes (Sidmouth Hotels): Large laughing bunny, Marlene Dennis, Exeter. Extra large egg, Barbara Peters, Bristol. Bunny in box, Sharon Salter, Birmingham.

The Golden Lion: Large laughing bunny, Roy and Pam Coldridge, local. Extra large egg, ‘Wizz’, Tipton St John.


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