Here’s a tasty slice of fundraising fun that will certainly give sweet-toothed chocolate lovers plenty to rabbit about.
A Leeds chocolatier has painstakingly crafted a giant chocolate rabbit to auction off to help raise cash for Comic Relief.
The funny bunny, which weighs in at just over two kilogrammes, stands at around 50 centimetres tall.
The creation is currently taking pride of place in Thierry Dumouchel’s kitchen but now he is hoping to find a new home for his long-earred friend.
Thierry, who runs Dumouchel, in Garforth, decided to make the chocolate centrepiece all in the name of charity.
Frenchman Thierry told the YEP: “It’s the first time we’ve ever done anything like this and it couldn’t be for a better cause.
“I hope we get a worthy winner soon as it’s getting hot in the kitchen and we want to make sure the rabbit gets to hop off before it melts.”
Thierry is also set to auction off another treat for those with a sweet tooth to help raise hundreds of pounds for the charity.
The chocolatier will share his tricks of the trade by opening up his kitchen for one day to a lucky bidder.
They will get the chance to cook with Thierry and take home plenty of homemade sweet treats as part of their prize.
Liz Tattersley, Welcome to Yorkshire’s area director, added: “Thierry is really putting his skills to good charitable work with this giant bunny which looks delicious and funny.”
Donations are being taken online at: my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/dumouchelgarforth and bids for the prize can be submitted by email to: email@example.com
* Comic Relief was first established in 1985 and raises millions of pounds through two big fundraising campaigns – Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.
* The charity has raised more than £800m over the years to help fight poverty and social injustice.
* Red Nose Day was launched in 1988 to help change lives of some of society’s poorest and vulnerable people.
* Some of Britain’s biggest stars are set to grace television screens on Friday in aid of Red Nose Day.
* This year marks the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day.
* Comic Relief has so far helped to fund 15,786 projects across the UK since its inception.