Hospice hopes Business Easter Bunny Hampers will be an ‘Egg-cellent’ way to raise funds

March 4, 2020

…but need donations of Easter Eggs from big hearted residents to make it happen!

Staff at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice have come up with an ‘egg-cellent’ way to raise funds for families needing their expert and compassionate care.

Beautiful hampers of chocolate Easter Eggs will be delivered to local businesses with an Easter bunny who needs a name.

To enter, punters need to guess the name of the Easter bunny in return for a £2 donation to the hospice charity. The winner who guesses the name correctly receives the beautifully wrapped Easter Hamper and gets to take the Easter bunny home with them too.

The hospice is aiming high with the fundraiser, hoping it will raise at least £3,000, which could pay for a Sue Ryder Nurse for a month. However, for the Easter Eggstravganza of a fundraiser to be successful, the hospice needs donations of chocolate eggs.

Maxine Harper Woods is a fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. She explains: “We’re aiming to get 50 hampers out to local businesses, which means we need around 250 Easter eggs donated to us. This could bring in a total donation of £3,000 – enough to pay for a Sue Ryder Nurse for one month, helping them be there when it matters giving their expert and compassionate palliative care.

“At our Christmas Fayre we asked the people of Peterborough to donate selection boxes as to help raise funds for our care, and we were absolutely blown away by the fantastic response. We really hope that the big hearted people of Peterborough will get behind us again by making a donation of a chocolate Easter Egg to help us reach our target.”

If you can make a donation of a chocolate Easter Egg as part of the charity’s ‘Egg-cellent’ fundraising appeal please drop off your donation to the hospice reception at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, Thorpe Way, Longthorpe by Monday 16 March 2020.

For more information on Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice visit www.sueryder.org/thorpe