Egg-cellent donations bring cheer to those at KGH

Some very lovely treats for patients and staff!

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 7:30 am
Suzanne Holland with some of the eggs she handed over.

Some patients and staff at KGH will be able to tuck into a sweet treat thanks to egg-cellent donations from generous members of the public and businesses.

The Rothwell Road hospital has received more than 250 Easter eggs to bring a cheer to those spending the period in hospital.

Suzanne Holland, 28, dropped off a total of 161 eggs, ten bunnies and eight bunny Easter packs earlier this week to be given to children at the hospital.

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L-R Claire Green, Jayne Chambers and Lucy Skelton on Skylark Ward with the Easter eggs donated by David Wilson Homes

The mum-of-five, who works at the Thornhill Arms in Rushton and lives on a Travellers' site near Desborough, received donations from friends, family and many members of the local Traveller community after asking for donations on Facebook.

She also received donations from Desborough Cons Club, Yates's Taxi service in Desborough and Food Packs for Kids.

Suzanne wanted to thank nurses on the children's ward, having taken her daughter there for treatment before.

She said: "It was an amazing opportunity to be able to do this.

"Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible. Everyone was amazing."

Housebuilding firm David Wilson Homes has also donated more than 100 Easter eggs to KGH.

The donation comes as part of a thank you to the NHS staff who continue to work tirelessly on the frontline throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Many of the eggs will also be gifted to the children’s ward and beyond to help bring a smile to any patients at the hospital.

The eggs will be given to the staff as part of a random act of kindness hamper, which has been organised by the hospital to thank them for all of their hard work.

Jayne Chambers, head of strategic corporate and community fundraising at Kettering General Hospital, said they were delighted by the great presents.

John Dillon, managing director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, added: “As the NHS continues to work harder than ever, we hope that our donation will help to bring the hospital staff a bit of joy this Easter.

“The donation will also hopefully help to cheer up any patients who have to visit the hospital over the Easter period."