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Easter winner donates prize to nursing home

Claire Knight receives the Easter egg from Mayberry coffee shop manager Nikki Priest and Adur East Lions vice president Gillian Aderson

Claire Knight receives the Easter egg from Mayberry coffee shop manager Nikki Priest and Adur East Lions vice president Gillian Aderson

A SOUTHWICK nursing home had an unexpected Easter surprise when a giant chocolate egg was handed over.

The treat was a prize in the Adur East Lions’ Easter raffle, but the winner said they would rather it went to a good cause.

Harmony House nursing home, in Old Shoreham Road, Southwick, was chosen and staff there said the residents were delighted with the gift.

Lions vice-president Gillian Anderson said: “Every Easter, we have ten eggs laid around Sussex, with 100 £1 tickets available for each raffle. We hope the ten eggs will bring in £800 for good causes locally.”

Three of the eggs were won by customers at Mayberry Garden Centre, in Portslade, and one of these donated their prize.

Mayberry coffee shop manager Nikki Priest explained: “We contacted the winner of the second egg and rang her to explain she had been successful.

“Despite her generosity in buying the tickets in the first place, she went further and instructed us to give the egg to a local good cause.

“I thought long and hard about who might like to receive a surprise treat and in the end decided to contact the local nursing home, Harmony House in Southwick.”

 

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