With the long bank holiday weekend almost upon us, here’s a round-up of some of the related fundraising events and activity taking place on and around Easter Sunday.
Running not your thing? Why not join #teamcardio for the 2018 Easter walk? This fantastic new event is the perfect setting for you and your family to challenge yourself this Easter. So why not spring into action and book today
— Cardiomyopathy UK (@Cardiomyopathy) February 7, 2018
The Easter Walk
The Easter Walk, Action Challenge’s first, takes place on 31 March, with the choice of a 25mile or 25 km walk along the River Thames from Windsor. Charities taking part include the Rainbow Trust, Cardiomyopathy UK, CLIC Sargent, and Target Ovarian Cancer.
Plan ahead this Easter and find the best spots to join in the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt near you. Go wild in woodland or go for gold in our gardens as we take you on trails and tales for the whole family to enjoy. https://t.co/70PolA6ARW ©National Trust/Chris Lacey pic.twitter.com/228s9StMEe
— National Trust SE (@southeastNT) March 12, 2018
National Trust Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts
The National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland is holding over 250 Cadbury Easter egg hunts across its properties this year.
Just another reminder ? Our Fantastic Easter Egg Hunt in St Nicholas Park in Warwick is on 25th March! Join us for an awesome day out and tonnes of chocolatey treats!! #Charity #Easter pic.twitter.com/Uxqq9ghwSd
— Get A-Head Charity (@Get_AHead_Trust) March 15, 2018
Get A-Head Rabbit Run Easter Egg Hunt
Get A-Head held its Rabbit Run Easter Egg Hunt on 25 March, offering face painting, a raffle, and lots of chocolate for £3 a chocolate seeker. All proceeds will go towards the treatment and research of head and neck cancer and disease.
Join the hospital charity for a fun easter egg hunt, with a 5k chocolate run for bigger kids! Go to https://t.co/qk5rS6tnhX for more information and to book your place, or email ch*******@uh*.uk pic.twitter.com/4rXptvP3p8
— QEHB Charity (@QEHBCharity) March 22, 2018
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity 5k Chocolate Run
The 5k Chocolate Run was on 25 March to raise funds for the hospital charity charity’s Children and Young People appeal. It took place in Sheldon Country Park with participants taking in the views at Birmingham Airport’s official viewing point and being fortified with the normal water stations as well as chocolate. The day also included an Easter egg hunt.
Looking for some #MondayMotivation? Book today for our tasty Chocolate 5k fun run, where we hand out chocolate along the route, and together we will help provide more care and support for families living with terminal illness… https://t.co/l1bmHiDkzx pic.twitter.com/W8c6e4ZstI
— Birmingham St Mary's Hospice (@brumshospice) March 19, 2018
The Chocolate 5k Birmingham
Not quite in time for Easter but close, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is holding its Chocolate 5k on 28 April, promising participants chocolate en route to keep them going, as well as a medal and a post-event gooey chocolate pot.
— Giddy Goat Toys (@GiddyGoatToys) March 21, 2018
Francis House Easter Knit A Chick
Francis House is holding its annual Easter Knit a Chick appeal, which sees its supporters knit thousands of woolly chicks, which are then filled with a donated chocolate egg and sold in schools, stores and businesses all over Greater Manchester to raise funds for the hospice. Last year hundreds of knitters made more than 40,000 chicks, raising over £50,000 for the charity.
Lidl & NSPCC
Lidl is donating 25p from the sale of three of its Favorina Belgian chocolate Easter eggs to NSPCC, its charity partner, to support its Speak Out Stay Safe programme. Lidl has a three-year partnership with NSPCC and aims to raise £3m for it during this time.
Kinnerton & Help for Heroes
Kinnerton has produced a range of Easter chocolate in support of Help for Heroes. Available products are the Help for Heroes Milk Chocolate Egg, Egg Cups and Soldier Toast Cutter, a Large Mug, Milk Chocolate Egg & Buttons, and its Milk Chocolate Egg. Kinnerton is hoping to to generate at least £20,000 for Help for Heroes with 6% of the wholesale net price to be donated to the charity.
The Real Easter Egg
ASDA is the latest supermarket to stock The Real Easter Egg, joining Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose. The Real Easter Egg comes with a copy of the Easter story in the box. Launched in 2010, more than a million Real Easter Eggs have been sold with 750,000 of these sent through the post directly to churches and schools, and over £250,000 raised from sales for charitable causes.
Marie Curie (pictured), Oxfam and Cancer Research UK are three of the charities selling Easter cards to raise funds. Macmillan is offering e-cards, which are free but it asks people to consider giving a donation.
As always at this time of year, lots of charities including children’s hospitals and hospices are seeking eggs to hand out to the people they work with, and many collections have taken place around the country to help out. Here’s a selection of tweets:
#TeamWrigleys are proud to donate over 200 #EasterEggs to the cities' residential services for our young people @SheffCouncil @LeedsCouncil #SheffieldisSuper and #iloveleeds ! pic.twitter.com/3pPT13ZC9L
— Wrigleys Solicitors (@Wrigleys_Law) March 27, 2018
Thank you to @Adecco_UK Ipswich who donated 83 Easter Eggs for our Easter Donation Station for all our patients @IpswichHosp to enjoy #easterweekend If anyone would like to donate an egg or two please pop them in the "bunny box"??? at the Courtyard Restaurant pic.twitter.com/ytDU9OYtYK
— Ipswich Hosp Charity (@ipswichcharity) March 26, 2018
Completely overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone who has donated eggs for @Childrens_Trust, @royalmarsden and @epsom_sthelier. We can’t wait to deliver them tomorrow!! Thank you so much to everyone who has gone out of their way to donate! ? #Tate #Easter #EasterEggs pic.twitter.com/4bWvjH4riR
— Tate Epsom (@TateEpsom) March 27, 2018
You've still got time to #donate an #Easteregg to @piratefm Easter Egg Appeal. Donated Eggs will be split between four Cornish charities inc @CHICKScharity – & we'll be giving them to children on break with us during April! pic.twitter.com/9lFykzdrLY
— CHICKS (@CHICKScharity) March 26, 2018
Thanks to @DerbyUni staff for Easter egg donations for @bluearrowgroup’s amazing collection for children’s charities in Derby! ?? We’ve handed them over to the Egg Man @seano0207 and added to the amazing 1200 he’s collected! ?? pic.twitter.com/j11D01YRT9
— University of Derby (@DerbyUniVol) March 26, 2018