Our accessible Easter Egg Hunt returns!

On Easter Saturday we welcomed our Club Wilber families to Wilberforce House for our brilliant, annual egg hunt!

On Easter Saturday we held our annual, accessible Easter Egg Hunt, the event that launched Club Wilber back in 2019, here at Wilberforce House. Our amazing hunt uses specially made eggs with a sound mechanism inside so they can be found by using hearing rather than sight! These bleeping eggs are hidden along the way in baskets and hay on little picnic mat stations to draw the children in, where they then found smaller eggs full of treats. At the end of the course the children get to exchange these eggs for a chocolate one, and plenty managed more than one go round the course! Sighted siblings joined in the fun by donning an eye mask, so they too were relying on their hearing to experience this unique, seasonal activity. The egg hunt is one of the biggest on our Club Wilber calendar and has always been hugely popular. On its first year, the event won the Silver Award in the Charity Event category at the Minster FM People’s Choice Awards.

This year the event was bigger and better than ever with craft activities and face painting inside Wilberforce House, alongside Weston’s Café serving up hot drinks and bacon butties.

For both the Club Wilber families, and the residents, the egg hunt isn’t just a chance for a chocolate haul, but also an opportunity to socialise and spend time with people that share experiences. This year was our most attended with twenty families across the day.

Club Wilber provides a supportive environment and an opportunity to get together for families in Yorkshire who have a child or young person aged 0-25 with a visual impairment, including those with other disabilities. Our activities and events are designed for the whole family to enjoy together, and offer a chance to spend time with people that can share your experiences and gain support and advice.

 

 

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The Wilberforce Trust is dedicated to helping those with visual impairment, sight loss, hearing loss and other disabilities across York, North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.