SICK children got a special treat after they received piles of Easter eggs.
Employees from npower’s Rainton House donated 50 Easter eggs to the Grace House Children Hospice and 55 to the Sunderland Royal Hospital children’s ward.
It’s the fifth annual Easter egg donation, and the fifth time the hospice and children’s ward have been voted for, by npower employees, to receive the gifts.
Danielle Lax, who works for npower and helped to deliver the gifts, said, “This is a yearly donation we like to make, and the children’s hospice and children’s ward are repeatedly voted for by the people of npower.”
When they arrived at the children’s ward, the team were greeted by nurses and shown around. A spokesman from City Hospitals Sunderland said, “We would like to thank npower for the Easter eggs for the children which they so generously delivered.
“When young patients are in hospital over holidays and away from their families, it helps enormously to raise their spirits with such thoughtful donations – they were much appreciated.”
The Easter eggs were also well-received at the Grace House Children’s Hospice in Southwick.
Annette Hollaway, who also helped to deliver the gifts, said, “It’s always an honour to donate Easter eggs to such worthy causes. If we can bring a smile to children who, in some cases, are going through unimaginably difficult times, then we’ve achieved our goal.
“As always, we’ll look forward to doing the same next year – I suspect we’ll be back, they’re extremely special causes to the people of npower.”
The Grace House Children’s Hospice acts as a home from home for children with debilitating life-threatening conditions, as well as providing support for their families, respite and terminal care.
Karen Maclennan, from Grace House, said: “We were delighted to receive the Easter eggs and would like to thank everyone who donated and supported the campaign.”