Hop to it and adopt an Easter bunny

A rabbit. Picture by Tom Marshall
A rabbit. Picture by Tom Marshall

This Easter, Northumberland Wildlife Trust is encouraging people to ditch chocolate eggs in favour of something far more cute and cuddly.

The wildlife charity has launched its Adopt at Easter Rabbit campaign aimed at wildlife lovers anywhere in the world, and any age. It’s an unusual gift which can be given to family, friends and loved ones and one which will help the Trust make a difference to the wildlife and wild places of Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

In return for a one-off cost of £20, adopters will receive an adoption pack containing a certificate of adoption, soft-toy rabbit, plus rabbit card and factsheet, together with a Northumberland Wildlife Trust car sticker and reserves guide. The Trust hasn’t forgotten chocolate altogether with a ‘wild’ chocolate bar made by local company Kenspeckle Northumbrian Chocolate making an appearance in the pack.

Rabbits have a positive effect in many areas, as their grazing maintains areas of grassland and open areas, much in the way that sheep and horses do and, after the mole, they are the second most widespread mammal with sightings across the whole of Northumberland.

Visit www.nwt.org.uk/adopt-rabbit to adopt your Easter bunny.