Over the Easter Weekend, there will be some very special Easter Egg hunts around the “Homes for Woodland Creatures”, Ridlands Grove, Limpsfield Chart, in aid of the George & The Giant Pledge for The Royal Marsden. This is the charity pledge set up by the parents of courageous little cancer fighter, George Woodall.
George, who lives in Redhill, but whose mum’s family is from Limpsfield, was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer in early January. His amazingly positive parents set up a fund to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital. The family originally set a fundraising target of £100,000 but quickly reached that, so they’ve added a “0” and are going for a cool million!
Vicki Woodall (nee Gray) is part of the Limpsfield Jarrett family. Her grandmother, Joyce Carter (nee Jarrett), ran Joyce’s general stores for many years. Vicki attended Limpsfield CofE Infants School and she and husband, Woody were married at St Andrew’s on Limpsfield Chart, as were her Mum and Dad. George and his brother Alex were also Christened there.
“Limpsfield is really special to us,” said Vicki. “The Homes for Woodland Creatures is one of George’s favourite places. He loves all the houses and even got a gorgeous letter from Peter Rabbit (pictured) to wish him well in his cancer fight and let him know that the animals were all thinking about him. That was so special. Little things like that make such a difference”, she said.
“We’re really grateful to all the people who have taken up our Pledge,” continued Vicki. “The response has been amazing so far. We’re so touched that Peter (Wade) and the amazing team of Friends of Limpsfield Common volunteers have got behind the Pledge and organised the Easter Egg Hunts. It means so much to us.”
The Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday 15 April – 2-4PM and Sunday/Monday 16/17 April 10-4PM. Limpsfield born Peter Wade (who is leading the Easter Egg Hunt), one of the Friends of Limpsfield Common and creator of the Homes for Woodland Creatures was a work colleague of George’s grandfather.
Peter Wade says he has received very kind Easter Egg donations from Oxted supermarkets, Waitrose, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s, as well as from local National Trust Ranger, Mark Richards and AJS 4×4 Services in Reigate. Entry is by donation (minimum of £3), which will go direct to George’s Pledge. Children will need to collect a card, which must be stamped at each of the animal houses in order to claim their egg!
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