Woolies Bunny Help

WE DID IT!  🙂 #Rabbit4Nic

Friday: We have a bunny!

Latest news 1500: OK, so I’ve been on Cape Talk 567 and on Talk 702 in Joburg today. In addition, Nic’s Mum, Barbara, has been on 567 as well (with Nic, nogal!) and has given an interview to the Cape Argus. Wow.

The latest news is that we have 2 potential rabbits, but neither one is completely identical to Nic’s rabbit. Nevertheless, I am so grateful for those people who have supplied them. I’m picking up one in Cape Town later this evening and another is coming down from Pretoria tomorrow. This is great news, but we are still looking for that exact match.

As for the idea of getting other rabbits and soft toys to kids in hospitals, I think it’s a fantastic plan and I will certainly be looking into doing that once we’ve got Nic’s rabbit. We’ll keep you updated on that as well.


No joke here – I need you to help me find a rabbit for a sick (but recovering) little boy – the son of some friends of mine.

Here’s the rabbit:

And here’s his Dad with the details (via Facebook):

Sorry to post this again but apparently it isn’t sharing….
Nic is going for his Radiated Iodine therapy very soon and will be in isolation for up to 3 days , after which his PJ’s and bedding will be incinerated. He will feel better with Rabbit (pictured) but unfortunately he will be incinerated too! We are desperately trying to find the same rabbit to act as a body double! He was bought at Woolies about 10 years ago. If anybody has one like this , I will happily buy it from you! please let me know…..we know Nic is always brave with his team mate!

Do you have an identical  bunny? Can you help Nic and his family out? This will be Nic’s only companion during his isolation – it could make a very big difference in a pretty unpleasant treatment.

Please RT and/or share this post with colleagues, friends, family. The more people who see the picture and read the story, the more chance we have of finding a stunt double bunny. And get in touch with me if you can help out. We will organise getting Nic and the bunny together.

Let’s do this!

UPDATE: Thanks for the amazing response. Utterly blown away, as is Nic’s Mum who I’ve just spoken to. Long chat, but here’s the line which flattened me:

“I am amazed at the courage of my child. He has taken everything – everything – in his stride, but the thought of losing his rabbit has been the only thing that has rocked him.”

It was given to Nic’s mum by her sister when she was pregnant with Nic and has been in his cot and bed since he was a baby. He’s now 9 years old and “Bunny” – who is now called “Rabbit”, because “Bunny” is a baby word – has been a constant companion.

We need to find a bunny!

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  • HI There

    have you perhaps contacted Woolies themselves and asked if they perhaps have the bunnies in stock?
    or perhaps they know of a supplier who makes similar bunnies??

  • i actually just cant handle. 🙁
    very very heartened by the twitter love though. yay internet.

  • The Lionhearts are also spreading the word. Fingers crossed!

  • Seeing your story via a SA friend. We’ve shared it among SA friends here in Israel in hopes someone might have an in with the company to pull a few strings.
    Alternately, it doesn’t look like a complex pattern. If someone were able to sew a replacement made by hand and ship it to you, would it help?

  • Do they still need the bunny?

  • I might still have mine.. will look when i get home this evening.

  • have the bunny but he isn’t wearing his shirt. We have also had it for about ten years so not sure if we still have it

  • Bryony

    Apparently Woolies have been contacted and I think are also trying to help.

  • Bryony > They have and they are.

  • Frith > Please look. You can email me via the link above.

  • Paul
  • Trying to share on FB and the window cuts off, maybe it is just me, but test and see, that could be why it is not being shared enough. Good luck xx

  • I can try make one for you?
    I am very good at sewing so I can attempt to make a double or 2!

  • Am happy to write a quick article on this, put it up on the site. May I use the image?

  • gwyneth

    Hi if you give me the proportions (height and weight) i will MAKE one for Nic.

  • Gaby


    Is there a charity for Nic, or preferred charity the parents would like donations to be made to?


  • leighanne

    Frith, if you find your bunny (I hope you do!) then his folks cant tell Nic that the hospital had to incinerate all Nic’s clothes as well as Rabbit’s shirt! But Nic and rabbit will be just fine 🙂

  • I will check whether any of our crafters at Bay harbour Market can assist, for sho!

  • Gaby > Hi Gaby. Thanks for your comment. I will contact the parents and get back to you. I have your details. Thanks.

  • gwneth > That sounds awesome. Thank you. I will pass your details on.

  • Scott > Of course!

  • Jangeline Cacchioni > Awesome! Thanks! I will pass your details on!

  • Abigail > Odd. Seems to be fine from this end. And over 450 FB Shares. Keep trying. Thank you.!

  • Paul > LOL

  • Elsabe Brits

    Die Burger would also like to help, please email details of Nic’s parents to me, we would like to chat to them. Regards Elsabe.

  • Bernadette Beckley

    My sister and I both have the bunnies Nic’s dad is looking for, We have contacted him and will get the bunnies to him!

  • Cazpi

    Have to say, LOVE the pic Paul posted – Teddy Bears are the true hero’s. Will share this too, everywhere we can xxxx

  • Vee

    Hi – Please could you confirm whether Bunny has been found for Nic. YOU Mag on FB says yes but just want to make doubly sure.

  • Vee > Hello. Nearly there! Here’s an update: http://6000.co.za/rabbit4nic-friday-morning-update/

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