Eggs make cracking fundraiser for Swaffham Lions

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Hundreds of pounds have been raised for good causes through an Easter egg draw organised by a Swaffham charity group.

A total of 19 eggs were placed in pubs and clubs across the town and surrounding villages for the annual fundraiser staged by the Swaffham Lions.

And, as if there weren’t potentially millions of reasons to do so, participants also had an extra incentive to keep their eye on last Saturday’s National Lottery draw.

That’s because the winning number for the eggs was the bonus ball selected then.

Organisers say that the total raised for good causes was boosted by last year’s expansion of the twice-weekly lottery game from 49 numbers to the current 59.

More than £1,000 was collected, with the money going to charities supported by the club, once expenses have been accounted for.