Bunnies hop to it to make Rawmarsh Easter drop-off eggs-tra special

Bunnies hop to it to make Rawmarsh Easter drop-off eggs-tra special

By Roland Sebestyen | 22/04/2022

Bunnies hop to it to make Rawmarsh Easter drop-off eggs-tra special

AN EASTER Egg drop founded during the pandemic grew so much this year that three Easter bunnies were needed to help with the special deliveries.

The community effort in Rawmarsh saw more than 500 chocolate eggs to those in need.

Following the success in the first two years of Covid restrictions, the demand for chocolate eggs was so high that the volunteers at Rawmarsh Runners needed a nuch of bunnies to join in their mission to deliver sweets to the children of Rawmarsh

One of the volunteers, Barbara Hudson (48) of Rawmarsh, said: “We started it three years ago right in the middle of the first coronavirus lockdown so children can get some Easter chocolate eggs whilst being stuck at home.

“We literally just knocked on the doors, dropped the eggs in the doorway and ran away.

“Last year, people had a bit of freedom and we grew and it was twice as big as it was the year before.

“We never ever thought it’d be as big as it is now.

“In the last two years we had me and the Easter Bunny and the team from Rawmarsh Runners.

“This year, we had three Easter Bunnies and three sets of teams.

“We not only dropped in some 500 Easter eggs, but we also raised a total of £450 for charities.”

The runners — there are some 170 members in the Facebook group and they recently started a junior parkrun for children — are in the thick of the community.

When they decided to drop chocolate eggs again and raise funds for charities, they were inundated with offers to join in and help.

Ms Hudson said: “It's a full-on community movement — everybody's involved in it.

“The feedback was fantastic.

“Everybody loved our Easter Egg Drop — it’s a big deal in Rawmarsh now. “We’re absolutely overwhelmed by the love we were shown.

“We all are really happy that we could help and see the children smile.

“When we set up Rawmarsh Runners, we set it up as a community club that is inclusive to everyone.

“I think we’re now able to give something back to the community. It makes us proud.”