Variety Wessex held its annual Easter Bonnet Competition in the Keywest Restaurant on Bournemouth Pier on Easter Monday, 21st April from 10.00 – 12.00 noon.

Competitors had the choice of bringing a pre-prepared bonnet or making it on the day with resources provided by Variety.

The superb entrants were judged by Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart and Celia Bygraves who chose 6 year old ‘Katinka’ as the overall winner who won a voucher for fish and chips for 4 people which was kindly donated by Openwide International and a Thornton’s Easter egg donated by Variety. 8 year old ‘Lucy’ claimed the 2nd prize of a giant Thornton’s Easter Egg kindly donated by Thornton’s. ‘Rufus’ won the third prize – a medium sized Thornton’s Easter Egg.

Variety would like to thank Ian Goode and Openwide International, Judges: Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart and Celia Bygraves and Barry Bunny (Smith) who handed out small eggs to all the other entrants.

Photo: Judges Celia Bygraves and Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart with Barry Bunny and the winners Katinka, Lucy and Rufus.