An egg-cellent party

Parents and children at the Easter party

Parents and children at the Easter party

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PEOPLE enjoyed a jam-packed day of Easter-themed fun and raised almost £150 for a youth group.

The youngsters from the Central Correctors Group, which operates on the Central Estate in Hartlepool, worked hard for weeks in preparation for their Easter party.

Parents and children at the Easter party

Parents and children at the Easter party

More than 100 people turned out at the Phoenix Centre, in Hindpool Close, where the youth group is based.

Residents enjoyed raffles, jewellery stalls and a host of fun and games and every child was given a free Easter egg.

The group meet at the centre every week where they enjoy a variety of crafts and activities and also get to have their say on their area.

The youngsters managed to raise £145.83 for the group.

The kind-hearted bunch also donated some Easter eggs to Admiral Court Care Home and Hartlepool and District Hospice.

Charlene Twidale, the project manager at Central Correctors said she was absolutely over the moon with the outcome of the party.

The 35-year-old, who lives in the Central Estate with her husband, Christopher, 35 and three children, Charmaine, 15, Chantelle, 13 and Colin, 10, said: “It was a fantastic day and so many people turned out.

“I think 118 people came through the doors.

“Our parties are always quite busy, but that’s the most people we have ever had.

“Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves as well, the children especially had a fantastic time.

“Events such as this one are brilliant for people in the estate to come together and mark an occasion.

“The youngsters are already looking forward to the next one.”