Thank you for taking part in the 2020 Bunny Hop! The funds you raise will go directly towards services for children with Down syndrome.
How does the Bunny Hop work?
With the current school closures, we are celebrating this year’s Bunny Hop in a new way! We are asking families, neighbors, and friends to join the Bunny Hop this Easter and get involved in a simple walk, skip or hop around their local area, in their local park or simply around their back garden. A suggested donation of €10 per family is encouraged to help support children with Down syndrome.
Your participation automatically enters you in to a raffle for a variety of prizes. Giant Easter eggs, interactive games, and book hampers to name a few. Just in time for Easter!
When does it take place?
We suggest that your Bunny Hop takes place sometime in the weeks surrounding or over Easter: April 6-April 24th. These dates are simply a suggestion though, so feel free to choose a date that works best for your class.
This year, we’re making it even more simple to get involved! Simply fill out the form below or email email@example.com to register for this virtual event. Our colouring sheets and activity downloads are available here and on our downloads page for our Bunny Hop event.
If you are unable to print the Bunny Ears and colouring sheets at home, please let us know and we will send out a pack to you!
Make sure to download our fantastic Easter themed Activities and Games and lots more for access to fun and educational entertainment.
Bunny Hop Registration Form
If you have any queries or questions please contact Madeline on 087-966-2009 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for choosing to make a donation to The Down Syndrome Centre, we really appreciate it! It is thanks to the generosity of our donors that we can continue to help children with Down syndrome reach their milestones.
We need to raise €500,000 annually to continue to provide vital early-intervention services to children with Down syndrome and to their families. As we receive no funding at all from the Irish Government, this income is raised 100% through fundraising and donations.
How to Donate
Please choose the amount that you would like to donate from the Shining Suns above.
If you would like to donate an amount that isn’t listed click on the ‘donate here’ link below the shining suns!
Lodge a Donation
If you would prefer to make a donation through a bank lodgement or via online banking then all you need from us are our centre’s bank details which are:
Account Name: The Down Syndrome Centre Bank: AIB, Cornelscourt, Dublin 18 Account Number: 31976077 Sort Code: 93-33-92 IBAN: IE68 AIBK 93339231976077 BIC: AIBKIE2D
Post a Donation
Alternatively if you would like to send a cheque or money order, please make it payable to The Down Syndrome Centre and post it to:
The Down Syndrome Centre Shrewsbury House Old Bray Road Cabinteely Dublin 18
Please make a note of your name and address as part of your cheque payment or lodgement so we can acknowledge your generosity!
Your donation could qualify for tax relief!
There is a way to make your donation count for even more – at no extra cost to you! If you are an Irish taxpayer and you donate a total of €250 or more in a calendar year, we can claim back tax on your donation – at no extra cost to you.
All you have to do is complete and return a CHY4 Cert and we can do the rest.
Thank you for helping us build a brighter future for people with Down syndrome.
Easter is an egg-cellent time for Arts and Crafts!
Enter our Bunny Ear Decorating Competition and be in with a chance to win one of five fantastic prizes for your family! Click here to download the Bunny Ear colouring sheet.
Below are a few of the growing number of family focused prizes for this year’s Bunny Hop! Check back to see the latest set of prizes.
Children’s Books Ireland Hampers
For all those bookworms, we have a selection of book hampers with something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Give the gift of storytime courtesy of Children’s Books Ireland with one of these prize hampers delivered directly to your door.
Bespoke Chocolate Egg Hamper
Celebrate Easter with a special chocolate lover’s prize hamper! This prize will be delivered directly to your home just in time to celebrate Easter.
Explorium Interactive Game
Looking for an extra special activity for the kids? Look no further than this interactive games prize courtesy of Explorium
Here’s how you can get involved
- Decorate the bunny ear colouring pages available on our downloadable activities page Children can paint, colour in, stick cotton wool, felt, glitter, material or any preferred materials they would like to work with, to their bunny ears.
- Photograph – once the bunny ears or eggs are complete, using your camera or smart phone, photograph your family with their best Bunny pose showcasing their colouring.
- Submit your entry by emailing your photo to email@example.com or completing the below form.
- Please read and agree to the Terms & Conditions of the competition
- Closing date for entries is Saturday 11th April 2020
Submit your Entry
Please contact Madeline at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your entry before April 11th or complete the form below.
2019 Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2019 Bunny Hop Competition and we’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the schools and pre-schools that took part and sent in some fantastic photos!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER CLASS TRIP TO IMAGINOSITY:
Ms. Kenny’s First Class at Springdale National School
FIRST PRIZE HAMPER WINNER (School):
Junior & Senior Infants, The Model School, Kilkenny
FIRST PRIZE HAMPER (Creche):
The Embassy Montessori
SECOND PRIZE HAMPER WINNER (School):
Ms. Boylan’s class, Scoil Bhride, Co. Louth
SECOND PRIZE HAMPER WINNER (Creche):
PS1 Teresian Pre-school, Stillorgan
2018 Competition Winners
Winning Pre-School Entry
Monastery Preschool, Dublin 22
Winning School Entry
Scoil Bhríde, Co. Offaly
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Bunny Hop 2018 Competition.
The winner of the School category is Ms Kelly’s Senior Infants Class in Scoil Bhríde, Ballyboy, Kinnitty, Birr, Co. Offaly.
The Preschool winner is Lisa Kennedy’s Montessori Class at Monastery Preschool, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
They have both won a Circus Workshop with the amazing Dublin Circus Project.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the schools and pre-schools that took part and sent in some fantastic photos of their Bunny Hop event.
Special thanks also goes to Dublin Circus Project for their brilliant prizes!
Activities & Games
Feast your eyes on these fantastic downloads, activities and games. Enough Easter fun to keep the kids busy all week!
Bunny Ears- How to video with Ellie
Bunny Ear Colouring Sheet (use this one for our colouring competition!)