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Easter ‘Egg’stravaganza to offer cracking treat at hospice

Families in Gloucestershire are in for a cracking treat this Easter as Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court opens its doors to host an Easter fun day in its stunning grounds, complete with Easter bunny, alpacas and Mary Poppins!

The volunteer organisers hope the event, on Sunday 14th April between 11am and 2pm, will be practically perfect in every way, and have some 'egg'cellent plans in store.

There's a whole host of activities planned, including a treasure hunt with the chance to win an Easter egg, face painting, glitter tattoos, decorate your own Easter biscuit, hook a duck and name the bear.

There will be plenty of live entertainment, with the ever popular Music Man and hospice volunteer guitarist and vocalist, Kevin O' Brien, giving performances.

Foodies will be spoilt for choice with The Old Dough Hook serving up delicious fresh pizzas, The Woozy Pig offering tasty hog roast rolls and the pop up 'Court Coffee Shop' serving tea, coffee and delicious homemade cakes.

Hospice volunteer Paulette Vallois is behind the Easter 'Egg'stravaganza. She said: "Make a date and don't be late, gather up all your friends and family and enjoy a day together this Easter. It's a jam packed day full of fun helping to raise much needed funds for the Sue Ryder nurses, care team and support staff at Leckhampton Court Hospice, so they can be there for local families when it matters."

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 Alysia Cameron Price, community fundraising manager at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said: "We love opening up our doors so everyone can enjoy our beautiful gardens, and Paulette and her team of volunteers have been working really hard to put on a real Easter 'Egg'stravaganza. We hope lots of people bounce on by to come enjoy the fun!"

There's never a better of time of year to visit the grounds of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. The grounds, tended to by an army of volunteer gardeners, are full of spring flowers, and the front of the hospice has a brand new area 'The Sir Charles Irving Terrace', giving fantastic views over Cheltenham, Gloucester and beyond.

If visitors are lucky they may even spot some of the resident baby ducklings, often seen on the hospice's lake, as they take a walk around the all-weather, wheelchair-friendly Sir Charles Irving Woodland Walk.

Gates open from 11am on Sunday 14th April with entrance £2.50 payable on the gate. Under 12s go free and each entry includes one free entry to the treasure hunt.

For more information visit the event Facebook page 

All funds raised on the day will be donated to the hospice, which provides expert and compassionate palliative and bereavement care for local families through its inpatient unit - the only of its kind in the county - day hospice, hospice at home and family support teams.

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