CHILDREN at James Reid School had an eggs-ellent time after local companies shelled out to give them some Easter treats.

The fundraiser was organised by 22-year-old Mark Armstrong, an Ayrshire College Social Services student who is currently on a placement at the Saltcoats school.

Mark, from Saltcoats, asked for the support of local companies so he could provide Easter activities in the school and a chocolate egg for every pupil. A total of £175 was raised – £75 from Booth Welsh and £100 from PrioritEyes – and the money was used to buy Easter eggs and run activities.

Tesco Saltcoats also donated chocolate eggs for an Easter egg hunt. Other activities on the day included basket making and a guess the name of the bunny competition.

Mark said: “I did a fundraiser so that all the kids were able to get Easter eggs. I got in touch with local companies who were able to donate.

“The kids had a lot of fun. You could just see it on their faces. All the kids were able to get a little Easter egg, which was great because some of them maybe don’t get the chance for that. I’d like to say thanks to the companies that donated.”