POORLY youngsters and their brothers and sisters had something to smile about when they tucked into chocolate eggs donated by local firms.
Chocolate was donated to sick youngsters at Sheffield Children’s Hospital by a South Yorkshire steel firm.
Harsco Metals in Rotherham delivered the Easter presents to the wards in the run-up to the holidays.
They handed over 160 eggs – enough for every patient – as well as soft toys, drawing kits and games for those who cannot eat chocolate because of their illness.
Play specialist Claire Johnson said: “This is very generous donation and we’d like to thank everyone at Harsco Metals for their lovely gifts.”
A chocolate egg weighing six kilos provided a tasty Easter treat for children at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice thanks to a housing company.
Keepmoat Homes made the special donation, which also towered 22 inches in height, to use as the grand prize in the hospice’s annual Easter egg hunt.
Julie Hampson, from Bluebell Wood in North Anston, said: “The staff and children have never seen an egg like it – it is huge! We are really grateful for the donation which helped make this year’s Easter egg hunt extra special for the children we are supporting.”
Suzanne Gagen, regional sales manager for Keepmoat Homes Yorkshire, said: “Visiting Bluebell Wood has been a really humbling experience.
“It’s a fantastic place and they do some amazing work. Hopefully, the chocolate egg made their Easter a little sweeter.”
And Right4Staff in Chesterfield donated more than 160 eggs to youngsters at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.