VIDEO: Easter delivery egg-cites hospital youngsters

Children in a local hospital will be having a chocolate-filled Easter following a donation of more than 200 eggs by local firms.

The Easter eggs were delivered to youngsters in the Dolphin Ward at Kettering hospital this morning (Thursday, March 28).

Back row, left to right: Gemma McIlwain, Jess Young (play assistant), Dee Mills and Angela Bailey. Also: Louise McKerral, play specialist, with Lucas Carr (10 months) and Keiron Green, three

Back row, left to right: Gemma McIlwain, Jess Young (play assistant), Dee Mills and Angela Bailey. Also: Louise McKerral, play specialist, with Lucas Carr (10 months) and Keiron Green, three

Interaction Recruitment brought the treats to the children on behalf of a number of their clients in Kettering, Corby and other towns further afield.

Louise McKerral, a play specialist at the hospital, thanked local businesses for their generosity, which she said would delight the children.

“It makes such a difference,” she said. “It’s something extra special – everyone loves chocolate.

“We will give them out to the children today then over the weekend we will deliver some more. I am the Easter bunny for the week!”

Among the recipients were three-year-old Keiron Green and Lucas Carr, 10 months, who is due to go home for the first time on Saturday. Lucas has already had 12 operations and is currently on a ventilator.

Angela Bailey, from Interaction Recruitment, also thanked clients for taking part, singling out Derek Jones Vehicle Services for its donation of £50 to the hospital’s Little Extras Appeal.

“Everyone’s been really generous,” she added. “It’s something we would like to continue in the future.”