Easter egg bonanza for young hospital patients
27 March 2013
Children on Southend University Hospital’s Neptune ward were on the receiving end of some Easter sweetness, thanks to supermarkets Waitrose and Tesco.
The two retailers donated dozens of eggs which were distributed
to sweet-toothed young patients by Southend West MP David Amess and
Southend Mayor Councillor Sally Carr.
Among those on the receiving end of their seasonal bounty was
three-year-old Matthew Kennedy, from Canvey, pictured here with
Hospital play specialist, Lisa Kawa-Akenbu, said: "These
chocolate treats were a welcome surprise to our patients and helped
brighten up their afternoon. We are grateful to both the Mayor and
Mr Amess, as well as the two supermarkets for their