The Easter Egg Hunt in Wellington Park will still run until 17 April despite vandals breaking some of the eggs and throwing others around the park and into the fountain.
Children from Wellesley Park Preschool decorated eggs for the Eggciting Easter Trail which began on 1 April. Each egg was sponsored by a local company or group and placed along a route around the park. The trail is marked on a map on sale for £1 at Wellington Sports Centre and a code to be solved hidden in each egg.
The event was organised to raise funds to send the preschool pupils on a Forest School adventure. Completed maps will be entered in a draw to win a chocolate hamper.
Melanie Sutton of the Parent Partnership for Wellesley Park Preschool said: “The eggs were put on display on Friday morning ready for the egg hunt to start last Saturday. I headed down on Saturday morning with my little girl to do the egg hunt only to discover they had all been pulled off their stakes and thrown around the park. I returned in the afternoon with some parents to rearrange them. Egg number two has been broken in half, the rest are all in place but no longer mounted.”
The Eggciting Easter Trail will, though, continue and all entries will go into the draw for the hamper. Melanie Sutton said, “The children at preschool worked so hard and were so proud of what they achieved we don’t want this selfish act of vandalism to ruin what they have accomplished.”