Sunshine a bonus as park hosts egg hunt

Coldstream's Henderson Park was bathed in sunshine for the Easter egg hunt.
Coldstream's Henderson Park was bathed in sunshine for the Easter egg hunt.

Coldstream’s Henderson Park was the place to be last Sunday morning as more than 100 children hunted for Easter eggs there.

The Easter egg hunt at the scenic park overlooking the Tweed was organised by Meeting of Minds, a parent-led support group set up to help families of children with additional or complex needs.

The Meeting of Minds team who organised Sunday's successful Easter egg hunt in Coldstream's Henderson Park.

The Meeting of Minds team who organised Sunday's successful Easter egg hunt in Coldstream's Henderson Park.

It was the group’s third official event since its foundation in Coldstream last year, and it raised around £1,400 to help pay for workshops, fun days and other events for children in Kelso and Berwickshire with additional needs.

“We had more than 110 children come along in the beautiful sunshine to find their Easter eggs and take part in the fun,” said Lauren Hamilton, one of the founders of the group.

“There was a huge raffle, a child’s tombola, free face-painting and an Easter bunny and chicken who had great fun with the children and the adults.

“We would like to thank everyone who donated raffle prizes to help us raise funds, including an RBS 6 Nations rugby ball from our patron Jade Konkel, a Scotland international female rugby player, which saw us raise over £600 at Kelso Rugby Club.

An Easter bunny bag was a useful accessory for stashing Easter eggs found in the park.

An Easter bunny bag was a useful accessory for stashing Easter eggs found in the park.

“Meeting of Minds thanks everyone who bought raffle tickets, came along and to the people who are interested in helping children in the area with additional needs.

“Raising awareness is key, and with the local community’s support we can create a great bright future.”

As well as providing parents and carers with opportunities to support each other, Meeting of Minds enables them to connect with key professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment.

It says it is developing positive relationships with many different agencies and charities and is hoping to extend those even further.

These two were obviously happy with their find at the Easter egg hunt.

These two were obviously happy with their find at the Easter egg hunt.

“The opportunity for parents to meet and support each other has already been very beneficial to members in what can otherwise be a very isolating experience,” said Lauren.

“Confidentiality is very important to us, and our members appreciate and respect that anything said within our group isn’t repeated or judged.”

If you would like to get in touch, contact Meeting of Minds on Facebook, email workingtogether@meetingofminds.co.uk or visit www.meetingofminds.co.uk

Success at the Easter egg hunt

Success at the Easter egg hunt

Easter crafts, face painting and Easter egg hunting in the Coldstream sunshine.

Easter crafts, face painting and Easter egg hunting in the Coldstream sunshine.

Henderson Park was a hive of activity on Sunday for the Easter egg hunt.

Henderson Park was a hive of activity on Sunday for the Easter egg hunt.

There were plenty of Easter eggs hidden around Henderson Park.

There were plenty of Easter eggs hidden around Henderson Park.