For the second year running, Friends of Rosie partnered up with local master chocolatier, Slattery, to raffle off enormous, handcrafted Easter eggs in and around Manchester raising money for childhood cancer research.
Support for the raffles came in all shapes and sizes, from students at the University of Manchester and the cast and crew of Corrie; to the kids and parents at Kids Allowed nurseries and the employees of many local business up and down Manchester.
The Easter eggs have raised just over £2,500, which will be used to fund vital childhood cancer research projects undertaken by Manchester medical and scientific institutions, such as The University of Manchester and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
Says Friends of Rosie Trustee, Lisa Larkin, “Our thanks go to all our amazing supporters who have helped make this year’s Easter egg raffle a great success. The funds will be used to help get more research ideas off the ground that may one day go on to fundamentally change the way children with cancer are treated. Once again, we’d like to give particular thanks to John Slattery and his team at Slattery in Whitefield for the fabulous eggs they created especially for Friends of Rosie.”
Winner of the egg raffled off at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre building, Ivana Steiner (pictured), says, “Thank you very much to Friends of Rosie and Slattery for the amazing Easter egg! I’m a delighted winner and very happy to be part of the fundraising for such a great charity.”
Easter eggs were also raffled off at a number of local businesses and establishments:
Bridgewater School; Brown Bag Animations; Coronation Street’s catering team, Baxter Storey; CVS Vets; Hale Preparatory School; Investec Wealth & Investment Ltd; Kids Allowed; Liveseys; Manchester Cancer Research Centre; Premex Services Ltd; RBS Altrincham; RMSPR; Truth Creative; and The University of Manchester.