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Easter Bunny to make guest appearance at Easton-on-the-Hill

CIPS 15 March 2013

The Easter Bunny will be helping local children to discover hidden treasure in the gardens of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS)

The Easter Bunny will be helping local children to discover hidden treasure in the gardens of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) as part of the institute’s support to the local community. The pupils of Easton Garford School will join in the Easter celebrations this year with their very own Easter Egg Hunt.

Around forty children, plus ten staff from the school will join CIPS staff in an Easter Egg Hunt in the grounds of Easton House, which is a Grade II listed building, and the celebrations will include an Easter bonnet parade, refreshments and all officiated by a real-life Easter Bunny. The children will also be given a CIPS goody bag which will include a leaflet about the patron saint of purchasing and commerce, St Homobonus, related to the work CIPS does, plus other gifts.

David Noble, CIPS CEO said, “This fun event forms part of a bigger plan to continue supporting the village, the school and the local economy. We are one of the biggest employers in the area, and have just celebrated thirty years in the village.

“I’m personally delighted that the staff and pupils of Easton Garford have accepted our invitation to enjoy our beautiful gardens, and I hope everyone has a fantastic day finding all the eggs. However, the identity of the Easter Bunny remains a mystery even to me!”

Nicola Wynne Head Teacher commented, “The children are truly blessed to have such a caring employer working in their community. As part of our Christian education it is great to talk to the children about a Saint who they can associate with, so locally! CIPS have put together a fabulous event, a real highlight to our Easter Celebrations.”

The hunt will start at 2pm and finish at 3.15pm on 20 March at Easton House at the top of the village of Easton-on-the-Hill. Journalists welcome

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