Hft Shropshire are opening their doors to enthusiastic egg-hunters with their first ever Great Hft Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 7 April.

Children and adults will follow a magical trail through stunning woodland to find all the hidden eggs and claim their own Easter prize. There will be the opportunity to meet newly-hatched chicks, and the Easter bunny will be making an appearance.

To top it all off, the Mayor of Telford and Wrekin Council Cllr Stephen Reynolds will choose the winner from the Easter bonnet parade.

The Shropshire service is run by Hft, a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, and offers person-centred services that include residential care, day opportunities and supported living at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.

All proceeds from the event will go to Hft Shropshire to help support people with learning disabilities to live with greater independence, choice and control.

Lisa Harrision, Divisional Fundraising Manager, said: “This is a fabulous opportunity to spend some quality time outdoors with your little egg-hunters, exploring our magically decorated grounds and enjoying the woodland at its springtime best. It’s going to be a cracking event so don’t miss out!”

The Great Hft Easter Egg Hunt takes place at Hft Shropshire & Staffordshire, 2 Forbes Close, Ironbridge TF7 5LE on Saturday 7 April, with egg hunts starting at 11am and 1pm and the Easter bonnet competition starting at 12.30pm. Easter refreshments will be available.

Tickets cost £3.00 per child (£5 on the door) and adults go free. Tickets are available via eventbrite.

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About Hft

Hft is a national charity supporting more than 2,500 adults with learning disabilities across England to live the best life possible. Established in 1962, the charity uses its own unique Fusion Model to consistently deliver high quality, person-centred support across all its services.

Services range from supported living to residential care – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Hft also helps people with learning disabilities to take part in daily activities, make friends and develop relationships and to find work.

For more information about Hft, please visit www.hft.org.uk

Information about learning disabilities

A learning disability can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and is defined as having a reduced ability to:

  • Understand new or complex information
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently

For more information about learning disabilities, please visit www.hft.org.uk/resources-and-guidance