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Three decades of bunny hops – Easter tradition brings smiles across Sydney and Central Coast

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2024 Mounties Group Bunny Run put smiles on faces of kids and big kids last week around Sydney and the Central Coast


In a heartwarming tradition spanning over three decades, Mounties Group once again spread joy throughout local communities with their annual Bunny Run. This special initiative, which unfolded last week across the Central Coast, Northern Beaches and Western Sydney regions, delivered Easter treats to children and the elderly in need.

Mounties Group made visits to various locations throughout the past week, reaching out to organisations dedicated to assisting vulnerable individuals. These included special education schools, aged care facilities, hospitals and support charities. Dedicated volunteers surprised children and the elderly with chocolate and plush toys, lifting the spirits of the community's most vulnerable members.

This year's Bunny Run covered three regions, with volunteers distributing gifts and treats to more than 300 children and elderly locals. The central message of the Bunny Run is to spread positivity and bring joy to those who have faced challenges.

"The Bunny Run holds a special place in our hearts as it reflects our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve. Witnessing the joy and smiles it brings to both children and the elderly during these visits is truly heartwarming.”

"For the past 30 years, the Bunny Run has been a symbol of unity and compassion, showcasing the strength of our community when we come together to make a positive difference," explained John Dean, Mounties Group President.

Mounties Group President, John Dean, reiterated the enduring spirit of compassion and community that defines the Bunny Run.

"As we continue this tradition, it is a testament to our unwavering dedication to supporting those with special needs and disabilities within the community. This event not only brings smiles to the faces of the recipients but also unites volunteers, staff and community members in the shared joy of giving," concluded John.

The Bunny Run tradition began over 30 years ago, driven by the initiative of Mounties staff member Maria Pullen. Over the years, the event has evolved, growing in scale and impact, symbolising Mounties Group's unwavering dedication to supporting those with special needs and disabilities within the community.

As the Bunny Run tradition continues to thrive, it serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of compassion and community that defines Mounties Group. This event not only brings smiles to the faces of the recipients but also unites volunteers, staff, and community members in the shared joy of giving.


The 2024 Mounties Bunny Run was held over the following days to outlined locations:

Central Coast – Monday 25 March

Alino Living, Laken Haven Court (Aged Care Facility)

Alino Living, Killarney Court (Aged Care Facility)

Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel (Aged Care Facility)

Adelene Village, Rumbalara House & Adelene Court (Aged Care Facility)

Gosford Hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room


Northern Beaches - Wednesday 27 March

Bear Cottage (Children’s Hospital)

Adolescent Adult Youth Hospice

Stewart House (Children’s Charity)

Fisher Road School (Special Education School)


Western Sydney - Thursday 28 March

Westmead Hospital

Summit Care (Aged Care)

Mainsbridge (Special Education School)

Les Powell School (Special Education School)

William Stimson Public School



Contact details:

For more information, interviews or photos please contact:

Katey White | Brilliant Logic

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