Easter eggs delivered to hospitals as thanks to healthcare workers

Easter eggs delivered to hospitals as thanks to healthcare workers

Easter eggs have been delivered to hospitals around the UK as a thank you to NHS staff and those forced to spend the bank holiday away from family.


More than 1,800 eggs were given out by the Chocolate Society, which set itself a challenge of seeing how many it could make in a 24-hour period.

Al and Duncan Garnsworthy, who run the company, worked from 8.30am until 9am the following day to show their support for hard-working healthcare staff.

Speaking on Instagram after completing the challenge, Al - who worked for 24 hours straight to complete the challenge - said: "We have produced more than we ever thought we could. I am super proud of the team."

The company also raised more than £3,000 for Heroes, an organisation that helps support the NHS and will help distribute the eggs.

Healthcare workers were not the only ones to receive a treat, with SalutetheNHS.org delivering chocolate eggs to children in hospitals around the UK.

The campaign, which has a goal of serving a million meals to the NHS front line, wanted to deliver a surprise to children who may be separated from families due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Tesco supplied the eggs, which were then distributed by Yodel.

Ron Dennis, co-founder of SalutetheNHS.org, said: "Our aim here is to bring some joy to sick children stuck in hospitals over the Easter holiday weekend, and at a time when the awful Covid-19 virus might prevent them from being with their parents. Hopefully, it will bring a smile."

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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