Sidmouth Lions raffles a roaring success for charity

Bella Baker - a winner of a big Easter bunny at the Golden Lion

Bella Baker - a winner of a big Easter bunny at the Golden Lion - Credit: Archant

WORTHY causes will benefit from £1,065 raised through Easter draws staged by Sidmouth Lions Club.

Jo at the Anchor Inn carring out a draw with Lion Chris.

Jo at the Anchor Inn carring out a draw with Lion Chris. - Credit: Archant

The grand total was announced this week after draws took place at a quintet of 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 some scrumptious chocolate egg and bunny prizes from Emily’s Chocolates in Sidmouth.

Kind-hearted six-year-old Holly Selway, whose grandmother Karen Farnworth won a big easter bunny at Dukes, decided the prize should go to charity.

Holly, who benefits from the The Donkey Sancturary’s assisted therapy centre once a month, donated the treat to a silent auction held by the charity on Sunday.

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Sidmouth Lions Club Easter Draw 2013 results are as follows: The winners are listed as: venue, prize, winning number, winner, home location. The Anchor Inn: Extra Large Egg, 284, Sandra Brown, Exeter; Big Easter Bunny, 333, Katie Bell, Gloucestershire (prize redonated to charity). Blue Ball Inn: Large Laughing Bunny, 383, Shirley Sargent, Sidmouth; Extra Large Egg, 628, Howard Cushing, Sidmouth; Large Egg, 507, Stephen Blackeway, Sidmouth. Bowd Inn: Large Laughing Bunny, N/A, S Singh, Tipton St John; Extra Large Egg, N/A, R Hewitt, Exeter; Large Egg, N/A, Ken Allen, Clyst Hydon. Dukes: Extra Large Egg, 78, Gillian Moon, Surrey (prize re-donated to charity). Sidmouth Hotels: Big Easter Bunny, 246, Karen Farnworth, Sidmouth. The Golden Lion: Extra Large Egg, N/A, Mrs Jo Earlam, Tipton St John. Tipton St John: Big Easter Bunny, N/A, Bella Baker, Tipton St John.

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