Easter bunny flies to Naomi House & Jacksplace

On Saturday 6 April, the Easter bunny flew to Naomi House & Jacksplace in a helicopter, to visit the children, young adults, families and staff.

Accompanied by the Gazelle Squadron Display Team, the Easter bunny landed his chopper on Telly Tubby Hill, hopped out and handed out Easter Eggs to everyone visiting the hospices.

Easter bunny touching head of young lady wrapped in blanket with staff member in background
Easter bunny stood next to girl in white fleece with blanket on outside in garden

He then came inside to take photos with the families, chat with everybody and share some famous Naomi House & Jacksplace Easter themed cake. Families, staff and volunteers were given the opportunity to look around the Gazelle Squadron helicopter, before the crew and bunny flew back in time for a busy Easter Sunday.

Easter bunny holding thumbs up with children and staff from Naomi House and helicopter crew

Claire Potterton, Play and Activities Team Leader at Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:

Every year, the Gazelle Squadron Display Team volunteer their time to fly their helicopter to Naomi House & Jacksplace and bring a special guest for the children and young adults, Santa at Christmas or the Easter Bunny during Easter! It is a long-standing Naomi House tradition and families look forward to it every year.

Easter bunny and helicopter crew sat on edge of landed red helicopter

Their visits to the hospices are a real highlight and bring cheer, excitement and fun. It’s just wonderful for them to share an extra little bit of magic with the families in our care.

— Claire Potterton, Play and Activities Team Leader

The Easter Bunny said:

Naomi House & Jacksplace is so close to my heart, it's a very special place. Every year I love hopping into one of the Gazelle Squadron’s helicopters and visiting the hospices with the crew, to bring some happiness, joy (and chocolate!) to the children and families.

— Easter Bunny
Easter bunny kneeling next to boy holding an Easter egg in lounge space
Easter bunny sat next to boy in wheelchair wrapped in blanket wearing glasses with Easter egg on lap
Helicopter hovering in front of Naomi House hospice
Chocolate bunny cake on plate next to knife and Easter treats


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Naomi House & Jacksplace volunteer sat in helicopter