Each egg will sport the charity's distinctive tartan ribbon. The initiative formalises Waverley Care's relationship with Plaisir du Chocolat, which has supported the charity since 2000. The appeal began with an auction at the Edinburgh Harvey Nichols store, from where the chocolate will be available - the event raised £1,340. The chocolate will also be available by mail order from the end of March from both organisations' websites. "As well as helping to generate income, the chocolate will help raise awareness of HIV, which is vital if we are to see a continuing fall in the rate of new infections," said David Johnson, director of Waverley Care.
The Galapagos Conservation Trust is asking members of the public to sponsor giant Galapagos tortoise eggs for Easter. The eggs are at risk from poachers and the trust supports a programme that collects and incubates the eggs, raising baby tortoises until they are able to be released to the wild. It costs £25 to adopt an egg.
WWF-UK will send a direct mail appeal to 81,000 of its supporters in April to raise money for its work in the Amazon rainforest. Over the next three years, WWF aims to create 10 million hectares of protected areas in the Amazon and to improve the management of another 20 million hectares. WWF-UK has identified the Amazon as a global priority because of its biodiversity and is planning a fundraising push.
Crisis, the homelessness charity, is giving people the chance to have their bosses hurled from planes at 10,000 feet as part of a calendar of new fundraising campaigns. Enthusiasts can sign up at the 'launch your boss' section of the charity's website.
Barnardo's is to repeat its Big Toddle, a sponsored walk for the under-fives, this year, and hopes to top the £1m the event raised in 2006. The half-mile walk takes place in June and is sponsored by Lloyds TSB.