A SECOND annual Easter competition has been hailed a success.

The Gateway into The Community was full of giggling adults and children as they took part in the second annual Tynedale Lions' Easter bonnet competition on Wednesday March 20.

Staff at Gateway into The Community welcomed groups from, The Hexham Priory School, Dilston College and Hexham Tanga Club, who all created amazing hats for the esteemed guests to judge.

Tynedale Lions member Ian Cave said: "A splendid occasion with a myriad of magnificent hats and over 50 adults and giggling children excited as to which hat would win.

"In truth they all deserved to win, and it was a very hard job for our main judge Helene Dolder, ably assisted by Mayor Derek Kennedy and Lion President Julia.

"After much deliberation judge Helen awarded the first prize to Gateway into The Community, they received £100 of art materials vouchers.

"Second prize went to The Priory School; third prize went to Tanga Club and fourth prize to Dilston College.

"They all received art materials vouchers worth £75, £50 and £25. Finally, every group received a mixed media travel art set.

"Everyone had a lovely morning and Tynedale Lions are very gratified to be working with and helping all these groups, that work with all of these special needs children and young adults."

"Look out for the dates for next year’s competition and if any other group wishes to take part, please email us at tynedalelionsclub@gmail.com."