Wakefield Hospice’s Easter treat to families of patients after hunt is called off

Wakefield Hospice is giving Easter eggs to the families of in-patients receiving care.

The eggs would usually have been used as part of a fundraising Easter hunt but the coronavirus crisis has meant many of the venues – such as pubs, restaurants, shops and clubs – have been forced to close.

So instead the hospice has decided to raise a smile and give the eggs to families of the people receiving care instead.

Chief executive Tina Turner, said: “I’m pleased we can give the eggs to families of patients who need a bit of happiness this weekend, as well as to staff and volunteers as a thank you for their hard work and unwavering support.

“The spirt of staff, volunteers and the local community never falters, especially in times of need and for this I’m immensely proud of everyone involved and extremely grateful.”

The hospice hopes to be able to resume some of its planned anniversary events later in the year, to raise the £3m it needs to provide vital care to their patients and families.

But until life returns to normal they hope to at least raise spirits this Easter.

To make a donation to the hospice or for more information visit www.wakefieldhospice.org.

The hospice is marking its 30-year anniversary.