Bunny Hop for Oldham hospice is bouncing back

The team at Dr Kershaw's Hospice are inviting schools, nurseries, playgroups, childminders, clubs and families to get creative and active to help make every moment count for the patients and families in their care.

And new for the Dr Kershaw’s Bunny Hop 2020… they’re making a difference for the environment too!

Throughout March, April and May, children in the borough have the opportunity to hop, skip, walk, run or jump their way along their chosen sponsored walk route, wearing their very own bunny ear creations.

The plastic bunny ears from previous years have been replaced with a specially designed card template, ready for kids to design, colour, cut out and create - so there is no more plastic! 

Community Fundraiser Lillie Winterbottom said: "By taking part in the Bunny Hop, children in the borough will be doing their bit in helping to provide care of patients in the future.

"Here at the Hospice, we want to help protect our children’s future, so we’re making every effort to reduce the use of plastic on the Bunny Hops. We’ve replaced the old plastic bunny ears with a card version meaning less plastic - a more environmentally friendly option all round!" 

The Dr Kershaw’s Bunny Hop is the perfect way for children to get creative, get outdoors and be active in order to raise money for the Royton-based hospice, which relies on the community to raise funds to support the care of patients in Oldham.

Thanks to their sponsors, Little Owl Farm in Grains Bar, the event will give tots to teens the opportunity to spring into action to help others.

Cindy, Little Owl Farm's owner, said: "We jumped at the chance to get involved with the Dr Kershaw’s Bunny Hop, it’s something that reflects the things that are important to us at Little Owl Farm – exploring, creating, learning and helping. We’re even putting on an event ourselves on Saturday 11th April – a perfect Easter Weekend activity." 

You can register for a Dr Kershaw's Hospice Bunny Hop fundraising pack by contacting the fundraising team on 0161 624 9984 or email fundraising@drkh.org.uk, or visit the website at https://www.drkershawshospice.org.uk/

Want your child to get hopping but they're not part of a group that's getting involved? You can search for Little Owl Farm on Facebook and drop them a message. 

Images:

Staff and children from Ladybirds Educational Nursery in Chadderton preparing for their Dr Kershaw’s Bunny Hop. 

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