Specially painted human ‘eggheads’ got the first of two Easter themed fundraising weekends off to a cracking start in Cameron Toll Shopping Centre.
Three volunteers, Andrew Murdoch, Graham Latto, and Andrew Watson, agreed to have their bald heads painted like Easter eggs to raise awareness and funds for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation (SKFF).
Over the egghead weekend, which took place on April 1st and 2nd, volunteers from the charity were in the centre offering young shoppers free face painting and Easter arts and crafts in return for a small donation. The charity will return to the centre offering the same activities this weekend (April 8th and 9th).
Youngsters were also given the opportunity to take part in the centre’s superhero egg hunt, which runs until Monday, April 17th. Armed with clues, the children searched retailer’s windows for special decals in return for an Easter treat.
Jim Riddell, Centre Manager, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, said: “It was fantastic to see so many shoppers get involved in the in-centre activities across the weekend, with the men going that little bit egg-stra for the charity. Not only did the activities raise funds, they helped create a fun atmosphere throughout the first weekend of the school holidays.”
Sue Diamond, Community Fundraising Manager, SKFF, said: “The support of individuals and businesses is essential to help us ensure that our young patients and their families have the best possible care and experience during their time in hospital. We are incredibly grateful for Cameron Toll Shopping Centre’s continued support and are very impressed by everyone who took part in the egghead challenge.”
For more information on SKFF visit: www.edinburghsickkids.org.