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A cracking way to support the Grace Crocker Foundation

A cracking way to support the Grace Crocker Foundation

Wednesday 04 February 2015

A cracking way to support the Grace Crocker Foundation

Wednesday 04 February 2015


A team of energetic Easter Bunnies is looking for schools and nurseries to visit.

The Grace Crocker Bunny Run is an annual event which raises money for the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation, which helps families who have to go to the UK for treatment when a child is seriously ill. A team of runners dressed as rabbits will visit schools and nurseries across the island to deliver chocolate eggs at Easter. The children will also be entertained by sports coaching and playcare club Sports Bugs.

For the third year, Jersey-based precious metal investment firm GoldMoney is sponsoring the run, which has already raised £6,750 for the charity. 

Organisers Rachel and Pete Wright said: "16 schools and nurseries are signed up so far but we want more to come forward and take part. Each year the bunny run has been getting bigger. Last year we had our bunnies judging Easter egg decorating and Easter bonnet competitions, we held mini sports days with egg and spoon races, with the help of Sports Bugs, and there were lots of other Easter-themed games at the different schools and nurseries. We can organise as much or as little as each school wants - all we ask is that parents donate at least £1 towards the Grace Crocker charity and in return their child will receive a chocolate egg and have lots of fun."

Grace Crocker was born in Jersey with hypo-plastic left heart syndrome and had open heart surgery at just five days old. Grace’s family had to move to Southampton for three months to be with her, but sadly Grace died aged just 11 weeks.

GoldMoney's Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Turk, said: "The Grace Crocker foundation is a very worthwhile charity, which any parent will be able to relate to. Pete and Rachel have come up with a fantastic way for children to enjoy Easter and raise funds for the charity, and GoldMoney is delighted to be able to once again support them. It would be lovely to see every school and nursery in Jersey getting in touch and taking up this wonderful opportunity."

If a school or nursery would like a visit from the Bunny, you can contact Pete at: r_r.wright@yahoo.co.uk, or via the Facebook page: The Grace Crocker Bunny Run

Further information about the charity, visit www.gracecrocker.org.

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