Easter eggs destined for a popular Rotary fundraiser are to be donated to food banks instead.

Priory Rotary Club in King’s Lynn was provided with 1,200 eggs from the Kinnerton chocolate factory in Fakenham for its annual Easter egg trail at Sandringham, which usually raises money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

With the event cancelled due to the pandemic, members have decided to donate 300 eggs each to food banks based in Lynn, Downham Market, Hunstanton and Wisbech.

The chocolate will be distributed to families in need in the run up to Easter.

“We’re very pleased to have been able to use the eggs in this way and very grateful to Kinnertons for the support they have given over the years,” said Jonathan Holmes, chairman of the club’s community and vocational committee.

“We hope to be able to run the Easter Egg Trail at Sandringham again next year.”

The club’s last Easter egg trail, held in 2019, raised £3,060 for the air ambulance charity and more than 1,000 people took part.