£2500 raised over the past six years for Children in Need. That’s a lot of carrots

£2500 raised over the past six years for Children in Need.

Not much fun being a rabbit, just in case you hadn’t noticed. Spend most of our time either being shot at and then stuck in a stew or what not. Or being told how truly ‘cute’ and ‘cuddly’ we are. Even got this in French a couple of Fridays ago. Wouldn’t look so ‘adorable’ if I stuck my carrot in your eye, would I ‘cheri’??

Still, it has its upsides. Like when I hopped (alright, waddled) over to MPW on that same Friday and (after getting over my disappointment that this didn’t stand for ‘Marshmallows Parsnips and Watermelons’) joining in the efforts that the college made to collect money for Children in Need 2013

Students and staff were going at it, some dressed up in pyjamas and onesies (why? …stay in your own fur I say), many buying raffle tickets, quite a few stuffing their faces with cake and all giving generously to this cause. Managed to raise close to £400 they did, which apparently now makes a total of over £2500 over the past six years. That’s a lot of carrots.

And I guess that you couldn’t find a better cause than this; or, indeed, the wide range of children’s causes that Children in Need provides vital support for throughout the UK. After Googling ‘Children in Need’ (yes, rabbit with an i-pad; got an issue with that, have we?), I read on their website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b008dk4b) that:

“We provide grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. We are local to people in all corners of the UK and support small and large organisations which empower children and extend their life choices… Every penny from the money you raise or donate will go towards helping disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK. We are able to make this promise because we use investment income and Gift Aid to cover all running costs, meaning that you can be sure your money makes a real difference.”

Which is great; so well done to all concerned for your kindness and generosity.

Of course, I suppose no-one’s interested in ‘Bunnies in Need’…