THE children’s ward at Pinderfields Hospital is choc-a-block with Easter treats.
Kind businesses and members of the public donated hundreds of Easter eggs, goodies and chocolate treats to help put the smiles back on the faces of poorly youngsters staying in hospital during the holiday period.
On Tuesday, staff from Polar Ford Calder Island gave more than 50 eggs, donated by staff and customers.
Receptionist Sue Davies said: “We’ve been donating eggs for a couple of years and everyone’s always happy to give an egg or two for such a good cause. If it cheers them up just a little bit it is worthwhile.”
Reed Recruitment donated an egg-ceptional 200 eggs yesterday, collected in from local organisations.
And lucky Joanne Wood, who won a year’s supply of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk at a Wakefield Wildcats match two weeks ago split her prize between the children’s ward and the Leon Walker Charity Fund.
Pinderfields play specialist, Rita Cammidge, said: “We’re always overwhelmed by the generosity of local companies and this year is no exception.
“No-one wants to spend time in hospital at times like Easter, especially children, which is why we go the extra mile to make sure they don’t miss out on any of the fun and games.”
CHOCTASTIC: Connor Thompson, pictured right, surrounded by eggs. w4081c116