YOUNG animal-lovers are organising special rabbit-themed events at charity shops across Gloucestershire.

Martha Hopes and Grace Averiss, from Stonehouse and Cirencester, have organised bunny hints at four South Cotswolds RSPCA shops to promote upcoming Rabbit Awareness Week.

The 14-year-olds, who regularly volunteer with the charity, are hiding six famous bunnies in the RSPCA shops in Wotton-under-Edge, Stroud, Nailsworth and Cirencester.

Shoppers and supporters can then hunt them out, identify them and for £1 enter their answers into a special prize draw.

The girls hope the hunt will inspire people to learn more about caring for animals and think about volunteering with the RSPCA.

Alison Coates, a South Cotswolds trustee, said she was very proud to say the girls volunteered with them.

She added: “I would like to encourage everyone come into the shops to support the girls in their first event. They have put a huge amount of effort into organising the Find the Famous Bunny Search.”

Rabbit Awareness Week runs from Monday, May 12 to Saturday, May 17. For more information or to get involved by hosting a rabbit hunt in your shop or organisation, contact