26th March, 2015
Bunnies hop for joy with charity bonanza
There was lots of hopping, skipping and chocolate eating this week as the third annual Grace Crocker Bunny run got underway. Teams of bunnies, supported by GoldMoney staff, visited nurseries and schools across the island with an estimated £2,500 raised for the charity.
The event is sponsored by GoldMoney and organised by the company's Chief Financial Officer, Pete Wright, and his wife Rachel. 16 schools and nurseries signed up for a visit from the bunnies with entertainment support from registered sports coaching and playcare club, Sports Bug Jersey.
Pete Wright says it was hard work but a lot of fun, 'We were really lucky with the weather, and to see the smiles on all the children's faces was a joy. We had five teams of bunnies, plus support staff, and we were fortunate to have the Sports Bug Jersey team helping us out with Easter fun games. Most importantly, we have raised money for the Grace Crocker Foundation'.
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 commented: 'As a company we thoroughly enjoyed helping Pete and the Grace Crocker Foundation, not only through sponsorship, but Pete's colleagues got into the spirit of it all and dressed up as bunnies or helped in the support crew. This fantastic initiative has raised well over £9,000 over the three years so well done to Pete and his crew.'
Nurseries and schools which took part on Wednesday 25th March:
St Peter School
Charlie Farleys too
Rainbow Tots Beaumont
Petit Ecole Fort
St Lawrence School
Further information and photos from the day are available on The Grace Crocker Bunny Run Facebook page.
Further information about the charity and donations can be made through their website: www.gracecrocker.org
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