For the third year, GoldMoney are sponsoring the Grace Crocker Bunny Run. A team of runners dressed as rabbits, will visit schools and nurseries across the island to deliver chocolate eggs at Easter in aid of the charity.The run is not only a fun way for children to celebrate Easter, but also raises funds and awareness of the Grace Crocker Family Support Foundation. It has already given £6,750 to the charity, and this year looks like being the biggest yet with entertainment support from registered sports coaching and playcare club, Sports Bugs.
Organisers Rachel and Pete Wright say 16 schools and nurseries are signed up, but are calling for more to come forward and take part in this island wide event. Pete is Chief Financial Officer at GoldMoney, '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.
The charity aims to help other families who have to go off island when a child is seriously ill, and gives financial and emotional assistance. Geoff Turk, Chief Executive Officer, GoldMoney said the company is pleased to be again supporting the Bunny run: '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.' Sports Bugs will be on hand to help organise games and activities at each school/nursery.
The experienced coaching team at the local sports development company, can also loan equipment for sports games such as the egg and spoon race.
If a school or nursery would like a visit from the Bunny you can contact Pete at: email@example.com, or via the Facebook page: The Grace Crocker Bunny Run. Further information about the charity and donations can be made through their website: www.gracecrocker.org