Willow Wood Hospice: hop, ski and jump to raise funds

Willow Wood is hoping to get thousands of local children hopping, skipping or jumping across their playground or school hall to raise funds for their local Hospice – and each child will get a set of brightly coloured bunny ears, a certificate and a delicious chocolate treat for doing so!

Community fundraiser Laura Marinelli explains: “We’re hoping to get local schools, nurseries, playgroups and other children’s organisations throughout Tameside and Glossop joining in our Bunny Hop. And they can choose a date and time to suit, so long as it’s in April to keep with the Easter Theme.

“Every child will get a set of brightly coloured bunny ears, a certificate and a Cadbury’s Crème Egg as a thank you for being involved. All we ask is for a suggested minimum donation of just £1.50 to cover costs, although any sponsorship the children can raise over and above this would be greatly appreciated!”

The Bunny Hop is a way of really putting the fun back into fundraising and could act as a good starting point to discuss charities and their role generally in society in PHSE lessons. Although some children will inevitably have had some contact with Willow Wood and know of our care, we’d be delighted to come along to talk about our place in the community and how your fundraising helps us. We could even bring along our mascot, Woody the Bear!

All the schools have to do is to decide on the best date for them. Willow Wood will not only provide the ears, chocolate treats, certificates and sponsor envelopes, but also posters ready to be personalised and letters to parents and guardians explaining all about the Bunny Hop.

Laura said “I will be contacting all local schools in the next week or so, but if you’re interested or would like more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either by ringing 0161 330 7788 or emailing laura.marinelli@willowwood.info.

Willow Wood is also appealing for Easter egg donations. Can you help?

Further information is available on the Willow Wood website, www.willowwood.info.

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