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Going the eggs-tra mile for ill children

Tate consultant Lauren Barry and operations manager Rachel Watson donate Easter eggs to staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Tate consultant Lauren Barry and operations manager Rachel Watson donate Easter eggs to staff at Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Staff at a Hemel Hempstead recruitment office helped to cheer up sick children this Easter by egging on their clients to donate Easter treats to a hospital ward.

The team at Tate Recruitment, who has offices in Marlowes and Breakspear Park, collected a cracking 265 Easter Eggs, which they donated to the children’s ward at nearby Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

A hospital spokesman told the firm: “We are so grateful to the team and their clients for collecting and donating the eggs.

“It’s absolutely amazing and our staff really appreciate the generosity.”

Staff at the facility also gave two boxes full of the donated eggs to the Accident and Emergency department, which were used to help console little ones who passed through its doors throughout the Easter weekend.

Tate operations manager Rachel Watson said: “We knew an Easter egg collection would make children’s stay or visit to hospital a little easier.

“When we informed local companies, they agreed this was a fantastic idea and we were blown away by the generosity of their employees.

“We couldn’t believe we had collected more than 265 Easter eggs, which were all donated by individuals from the local area.”

Rachel also explained the recruitment company runs a scheme called Voluntate, in which staff are encouraged to give something back to the communities in which they work.

 

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