Lions keep cool to avoid chocolate meltdown


With temperatures in the high teens organisers of an Easter Egg Trail on Sunday had their work cut out to ensure that the chocolate eggs they were giving as rewards for correctly completing the course, didn’t melt.
With hundreds of youngsters, many wearing Easter bunny ears and bonnets scouring Sparrow’s Nest Gardens in search of the answers to clues needed to secure one of the 500 Easter egg prizes on offer, the organisers, Lowestoft Lions, were kept busy keeping the eggs cool.
Lion President Michael Cook said: “Today has been really great, the weather was the best we have had for many years and it was great to see everybody taking part in the Easter egg trail. We had to be careful to store the chocolate eggs in a cool place to avoid a meltdown in the heat. He added, “Lowestoft Lions organise events like this to help boost community spirit. We have held this free event at Easter for the past 17 years and it keeps going from strength to strength.”

The children had to complete a quiz sheet by finding the answers to 40 questions, which had been hidden on boards around the park, before heading to the Lions tent to claim their chocolate reward.
But the fun didn’t stop there, as there were also stalls to enjoy, food available from Beccles Lions as well as dancing, games, bubbles and magic shows with children’s entertainers Steff and her mischievous puppet ‘Nonsense’.

Special thanks for the help from sponsors Nicholsons Solicitors and the following shops that supplied vouchers: –

Cooks Furnishers, 198-206 London Road South

FW Knights, 180 London Rd North

Dixon’s Newsagent, Ashburnham Way, Carlton Colville

E.C.Longworth Butchers, 241 Gorleston Rd, Lowestoft



  • A Recruitment Evening for potential new members who want to find out what Lions do is being held at Ivy House Hotel on Tuesday May 28 from 7.30pm. Contact Michael Cook on for further information.