Melbourne Racing Club's Easter Cup Day- A fun day for all

The Three Bees family is never short of things to do on Easter and Melbourne supply us with more then enough options! This year we already pre-booked what we did last year which was the Cadbury Good Friday Easter hunt, or else we would have been at Melbourne Racing Club’s Easter Cup Day on Saturday 4th of April

Some of the great things that MRC Easter cup day has to offer is of course horse racing of Australia's finest Group 3 racing and there will be an array of activities such as pony rides, arts and crafts, face painting, an inflatable combat challenge and a Zoo on Wheels with ride-on toy animals.

The annual event features the Easter Bunny himself, and the hunt will see thousands of chocolate eggs hidden across the public grounds of Caulfield for children to find. How fun does that sound?! I could just imagine kids and big kids alike hunting around the course looking for a treat to cure their sweet tooth. 

The $5 donation fee, which goes to Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation, will enable kids and parents to enter the search for eggs and provide them with an Easter bucket to collect them in. To provide background, the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation aims to raise awareness of the importance on organ and tissue donation and Caulfield’s Easter Egg Hunt is one of the organisations major fundraising events.

Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner, aged 7 years and 22 days died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a Cerebral Aneurism. Zaidee's parents, Kim and Allan founded Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation not long after.

Zaidee's story is directed towards children and adults to think about others waiting for a life saving operation and a suitable match of organ tissue for a second chance at life. In further support of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation on Easter Cup Day, jockeys will be wearing signature rainbow breeches for the Group 3 Victoria Handicap race.

The way I see it, when we die our organs will just be left to decompose and will essentially go to waste, when even just one of the organs inside my body can provide another person a second chance at life! I don't see why people wouldn't want to donate, it just doesn't make sense. Both Matt and I are down to donate our organs when we pass and when the girls are old enough, I will encourage them to do the same! We are blessed to be healthy and happy but others out there are not so lucky. 

Why not join in for a good cause and head along to the MRC Easter Cup Day? Even Dad can enjoy himself by immersing himself in the horse racing scene.