Help for sporty Lottie’s wheelchair racing ambitions

Easter egg hunters including Lottie Wilcox, centre
Easter egg hunters including Lottie Wilcox, centre
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Dozens of youngsters took part in an Easter Egg hunt around Barkisland.

Once they collected five laminated Easter cards they were able to exchange them for a chocolate egg.

And, an Easter Bunny handed out chocolate treats as the children made their way through the village.

Eggs were donated by local residents and Nestle. Leftover eggs were taken to the children’s ward at the Calderdale Royal Hospital.

There was a £2.50 charge for the hunt and money raised will go to the Halifax Special Care Baby Unit and to support Lottie Wilcox.

Lottie, aged 11, attends Ryburn Valley High School and is a promising wheelchair racer with her sights set on the Paralympics 2020. She needs £4,000 for a lightweight wheelchair to help achieve her racing ambitions.

Organiser Maria Pownall, who runs the village pub The Griffin, with husband David, said: “It is the second time I have run it and it’s an opportunity for all the village to come together.”