Bilby Easter egg hunt fun for Charleville

Western Times - - NEWS -

CHARLEVILLE Miss Show­girl 2018 en­trant Suzie Berry held a fundraiser day pro­mot­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, na­tive wildlife and sus­tain­abil­ity on the week­end.

Ms Berry de­cided to or­gan­ise the event around Easter to pro­mote the Bil­bies Not Bun­nies cam­paign and show chil­dren the amaz­ing an­i­mals Aus­tralia has in Charleville.

The Easter Bilby hunt had about 25 fam­i­lies at­tend, with chil­dren hunt­ing for colour­ful rocks to trade in for choco­late bil­bies.

“The day was about rais­ing aware­ness of threat­ened species and pro­mot­ing the mes­sage of bil­bies not bun­nies for Easter in Aus­tralia,” Ms Berry said.

“Bun­nies do a lot of dam­age to the Aus­tralian land­scape and I think it’s im­por­tant for aussie kids to learn about our Aus­tralian na­tives and the im­pact in­tro­duced species can have on them.”

The day also in­cluded egg paint­ing, colour­ing in, bilby mask mak­ing, face paint­ing, bilby paint­ing, bilby choco­late hunt, a bar­be­cue and a visit from Sarah the Bilby.

“I'm ex­tremely happy with how the day turned out, I feel like my plat­form is be­ing used to pro­mote en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness.”

RAIS­ING AWARE­NESS: Miss Show­girl en­trant Suzie Berry with Kat and Fern, from the Bilby Cen­tre.

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