Children who spent their Easter in hospital in Preston were excited to have Easter Eggs on Easter morning.Advertisement
Children in Royal Preston Hospital, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Leyland’s Broadoaks Child Development Centre were given Easter eggs by members of UCLAN’s Rugby Union Club, led by captain Thomas Kenyon and members of the Two Wheels and Trikes Club and the Dirty Dogs (Huncoat).
Eggs and Easter craft kits were also donated by the staff and customers of the Preston branch of the Yorkshire Building Society and staff from Preston recruitment company the Clayton Group, while employees of Asda’s Fulwood’s store donated a trolley-full.
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Even members of the Neurology team at the Royal Preston Hospital ensured any young Bank Holiday visitors to its wards received an egg, while MND (Motor Neurone Disease) family support officer Catriona Bamber took eggs out to children throughout Lancashire with a parent affected by the disease.
Two-year-old Reggie Greenwood spent Easter on the Children’s ward at Royal Preston Hospital and was delighted to receive an Easter egg.
Reggie’s mum Joanne Greenwood said: “Not how we’d planned spending our Easter but Reggie was thrilled with his Easter egg for breakfast.”
Roya Armstrong, fundraising manager for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, who helped to collect the Easter treats, said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated an Easter gift.
“An egg or colouring set might seem a small thing but its impact on the child who receives it can be massive. In turn, their smiles and joy, brings happiness to their families. It’s wonderful to see. We are very grateful.”
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