Bid to find Wellingborough’s bonniest bonnet

Sophie Tibble, Kane Young, Angel Boteng, Tom Marvin and  Rose Musgrove making their bonnets
Sophie Tibble, Kane Young, Angel Boteng, Tom Marvin and Rose Musgrove making their bonnets
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These youngsters were given a helping hand as they got creative ahead of an Easter bonnet competition and parade taking place this weekend.

Youngsters at Kiddi Caru day nursery in Farm Road, Wellingborough, were joined by the Heart FM Angels to make their bonnets and ensure they are ready to line the streets of Wellingborough town centre for the event on Saturday (March 30).

The competition and parade has been organised by Wellingborough Business Improvement District, a scheme bringing together retailers to encourage town centre trade, and will involve an Easter egg treasure hunt, with eight eggs tucked away in shop windows across the town.

BID manager John Cable said: “It was great to see the kids getting involved in making their bonnets ahead of the parade on Saturday.

“They showed real creativity and it promises to be a fantastic occasion.

“We’re hoping to get a big crowd down here and it should be a really enjoyable day, bringing people into the town and visiting some of the great independent traders we have in Wellingborough.”

Heart Angels Sophie Tibbles and Tom Marvin, from the radio station Heart FM, helped the children make the seasonal hats.

Nursery manager Emma Whitworth said: “We are having an Easter bonnet competition where the children make them at home, so this has been good practice for them.”

Four-year-old Angel Boateng said: “I put four eggs on my Easter bonnet.”

Kane Young, three, said: “I stuck a rabbit on my hat.”

Saturday’s Easter bonnet competition will be open for children between the ages of two and 12.

The bonnets will be judged by an expert panel and the youngsters will then take part in a parade to show off their creations.

The event is taking place outside McDonald’s in Market Street between 10am and 2pm.

All entrants will receive an Easter egg for taking part, while the winner will receive a £50 voucher from stationery firm Colemans.

A selection of craft and vintage stalls will also be on offer for shoppers.