AN egg hunt will accompany a weekend of Easter fun next Saturday to raise money for a new community kitchen.

Westhoughton Community Hub is welcoming more than 150 families to join in their Easter Saturday festivities. The money raised from stalls and raffles will go towards the £2,000 needed for the hub's next project — a baking room.

The free Easter Egg hunt will start at 11am. Children will be given a ticket at random. The ticket will match with a picture of an egg hidden somewhere in the field next to the hub building in Bolton Road.

When the children find their egg picture, they'll be treating to a real chocolate egg as their prize.

To add to the excitement, there will be ten golden tickets which lead to special prizes, including a family day out at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Along with the mega-egg hunt, over 250 of the Rivington Bikers will be travelling to Westhoughton to visit the fair at around 1pm.

They will bring with them a burger van, which will cook up burgers and hot dogs for guests.

Howfen Radio will be making an appearance on the day to entertain residents and visitors, a photo booth will also be available to capture special moments with the family.

Stalls will be selling a variety of trinkets and food.

The money raised from the day will go towards a kitchen for the hub, where both adults and young people can learn to cook.

Cllr Anna-Marie Watters said: "We want to be able to teach people how to bake, how to cook on a budget.

"We're all really excited for the day!"