Nearly £850 was raised at a bunny hunt at Rocks Park School, Uckfield, last weekend towards building an outdoor community garden for use by children from across town.
The bunny hunt was the first event to be organised in aid of the cause which has a fund-raising target of £10,000.
There was support from the Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service which set up a display caravan for everyone to see and children followed a nature trail around the school for find hidden bunnies and solve clues.
Giant bunny raffle
More than 200 people completed the trail and there was a giant bunny raffle, along with barbecue, drinks, ice-creams and free colouring to enjoy too.
Marie Stepney, from the Friends of the School Association, who is heading the fund-raising campaign said the day was a great success and planning for another event is under way. It is hoped there will be a sponsored swim for Rocks Park pupils in their own pool.
• If you fancy joining an Easter Egg Hunt today (Friday, March 25) Dawson Hart solicitors are organising one at Uckfield Rugby Club. It will take place from 10.30am to 1pm and will also include face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts and games. All proceeds will go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.