240 local children came down to Priory Park on Easter Saturday to celebrate a decade of spring time fun and learning at our Anniversary Easter Chocolate Trail.
This family event has been held annually by Children on the Edge and sponsored by Montezumas Chocolates for the last ten years. Each year has presented local children with a different theme, twist or challenge, and this anniversary event was no exception.
To celebrate 10 years of the event and 10 years of Children on the Edge being based in Chichester, we presented an array of interactive stands, beautifully illustrated by artist Hannah George, to highlight 10 children’s rights that we support around the world.
Through these stands the children encountered a thumb print’ map of the UK, a beautiful tipee from Bell Tent Parties, a ‘find the words’ ball pool, a teddy bear hospital and (possibly the most exciting) they collected delicious Montezuma’s chocolates along the way.
After the trail there was more to enjoy with a bunting clad vintage style tearoom, candy floss stall, ‘Egg-lympics’ challenge, Bouncy castle and ’Chairo-planes’ fairground ride. All this alongside the usual array of refreshments, crafts and stalls.
Children from schools around the area had also been designing their own Easter eggs for the Easter Trail Competition, in order to win a Montezuma’s chocolate egg with their design on it. The two talented winners were Mary from Kingsham Primary with her ‘cheeky face’ design, and Zara from Birdham Primary with her Easter rabbit design!
Ben Wilkes, Head of UK at Children on the Edge said ’This has been a fantastic way to celebrate 10 years of a great local event, we’re proud to be able to work alongside Montezuma’s for this time and glad that we can work in some of the most difficult situations across the globe, whilst having such a wonderful support base in our home town”.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Montezuma’s, to the huge number of local businesses who came along or donated prizes and finally to our wonderful group of volunteers for making the day possible.