North Devon’s Special Care Baby Unit will benefit from fundraising at Cook Island.

On Easter Sunday, an Easter Extravaganza was held at Cook Island at Mullacott Cross near Ilfracombe.

Ilfracombe residents Duncan and Angie Mays regularly fundraise for local charities, and decided to support the Special Care Baby Unit at North Devon District Hospital.

Angie said “Some of my friends have had children who have been cared for in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Barnstaple.

“We were fortunate that our little girl did not need the unit, but I know many young babies do, and so when I heard that the hospital charity Over and Above had launched the SCBU appeal to raise funds for new equipment, my husband Duncan and I wanted to help too.”

The event raised £2,574.27 by selling raffle tickets and collecting outside Tesco in the lead-up to the event, and on Easter Sunday there was an Easter egg hunt, a treasure island fundraiser, tattoo painting and much more, which was well supported by local people and visitors to the area.