Youngsters are being invited to get creative and decorate hats for an Easter bonnet competition supporting a local hospice.
St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, is calling on schools to host fun parades showcasing the creative work of pupils – with Easter egg prizes up-for-grabs.
Any school can take part by hosting a parade and judging entries, with the hospice providing prizes for the first, second and third place winners.
Then, photographs of the top three winning bonnets from each school will be entered into a grand prize draw judged by the hospice’s Creative Therapy team at Day Services patients.
Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “This competition will be great fun – it’s fantastic to see children using their creativity for a good cause.
“All the money raised by pupils’ Easter bonnet parades will help support the hospice’s care to patients with life-limiting illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.”
The competition is sponsored by Tesco Evesham Superstore.
Lindsay Roach, Community Champion Evesham, said: “Tesco Evesham feel privileged to be able to support the excellent work St Richard’s do in the community.”
The bonnets in first, second and third place from each school will be awarded Easter eggs. All the winning bonnets will go into the grand draw to scoop more prizes.
There is a suggested donation of £2 from each child taking part, with all donations going to help support St Richard’s care to patients living with life-limiting illnesses, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.