Easter has been marked across the area.
In the Deepings,Sam Markey and Monica Smith have spent the last four months busily knitting chicks and rabbits in a kaleidoscope of colours which then have a chocolate or cream egg placed inside before being offered to the general public for £1.
Every penny of the profits will be handed over to the charities which are The Deeping Men’s Group; Lives First Responders and Addenbrooke’s Liver Transplant Association.
The ladies, are aiming to raise a total of £2,000 and many businesses have supported their efforts by donating chocolate eggs or vouchers.
Sam and Monica said: “Each of the charities does a wonderful job and helping them in this way is our small tribute as each of them means something to us.”
And in Rutland, youngsters at Brooke Priory School in Oakham sported some fabulous Easter-themed bonnets, which they had made themselves.
They then took part in a parade, which is an annual spectacle at the school, which was attended by delighted parents, grandparents and friends.
Staff said it was a fabulous end to the term.