THE county’s longest Easter egg hunt is being held for charity.

Businesses located along the A49 between Blakemere Craft Centre, Sandiway, and the Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop in Tarporley are supporting the family event being held to raise cash for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

Participating families are encouraged to pick up a passport from any of the 11 ‘stops’ and collect stamps to be entered into a prize draw for one of 11 prizes.

The event starts at 10am on Friday, April 2, at Blakemere Craft Centre with an ‘egg’ collection competition on the Supagolf course. However, families will be able to start the route at any point during the day. Passports will need to be stamped and handed in by 3pm at Blakemere and the competition winners will then be announced.

CRY is a national charity, supported by sporting legends Sir Ian Botham and Sir Stephen Redgrave, which researches why every week, 12 apparently fit and healthy young people in the UK die from undiagnosed heart conditions.

Businesses on the Destination 49 route include: Nunsmere Hall, Hollies Farm Shop, Cabbage Hall, Cheshire Polo Club, Alvanley Arms, Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, Macdonald Portal Hotel and The Swan (Tarporley).

For more information, log on to or pick up a leaflet from any of the participating venues.