A PUB owner from Malmesbury delighted young children at Great Western Hospital by handing out 114 Easter eggs.

Lee Goodship, who runs the Smoking Dog in the High Street, asks for chocolatey donations every April and the eggs came flooding in thick and fast once again this year.

He appealed to patrons to donate a range of Easter eggs for the children at the Swindon hospital and was thrilled to beat last year’s count by three eggs.

Lee said: “We had 114 Easter eggs donated by all the kind folk of Malmesbury.

“I’d like to thank pub regular Ron Trimm who boosted the final egg count, Chelsea and Jack Bryant who heard of our campaign in Bristol and got their parents to bring them over to donate and especially the children who happily donated their eggs.

“Also, our wonderful regulars and all of the team at the Smoking Dog for helping with it all.”