TWO contingents of a family have made Easter donations to people in need after gathering 272 chocolate eggs for an annual grand Easter egg hunt.

Yvonne Jones, from Rhewl, said: "We were sat around the table having a few drinks, where most ideas come from, and thought now that we’re all working – except the grandson – we should get everyone together for Easter.”

"My brother and his family came to visit us in Rhewl and we did an Easter Egg hunt for the children in the garden. Over the last 7 years, more and more family members have joined us."

Yvonne’s seventeen family members, including her partner, brother, two cousins, two daughters and grandson visited over the Easter weekend.

"It is a great opportunity to get together and make a contribution to local causes," said Ms Jones.

Ms Jones lives on a detached farmhouse in Rhewl, providing plenty of hiding places: fields, bushes and hedges, barns and sheds, fruit trees and the cars the family journeyed in.

Following the magnificent Easter egg hunt, the Rhewl contingent donated over 80 Easter eggs to North Wales Superkids, a charity dedicated to helping children and young people up to the age of 25 that are socially and economically disadvantaged through financial hardship, domestic violence, health, substance misuse or such other factors.

Meanwhile, the West Midlands contingent donated their eggs to their local Sutton Coldfield United Reformed Church's "Food4U" initiative, which provides food parcels and emergency short-term help for those in food poverty.