A sprinkling of Easter magic came to Morriston Hospital children’s ward on Thursday April 13, when staff from Llanelli construction company Morganstone and new homes developer Westacres visited with the Easter Bunny and Ospreys and Wales Rugby captain Alun Wyn Jones, to distribute Easter eggs and cuddly Easter toys to the children on the ward.
After that it was on to Llamau Homeless Charity, Cardiff to deliver more Easter Eggs, in order to make a difference to the lives of homeless and young people and women in Cardiff this Easter.
Easter eggs and cuddly toys were brought in by staff in the Llanelli and Cardiff offices and sites across South Wales. Westacres Director, Tonia Morgan who masterminded the visit and Easter Collection, said she was delighted with the response to appeals for donations.
She said “It’s been a brilliant response – we’ve been overwhelmed. The great response meant we were able to take over 100 Easter Eggs and cuddly toys to the Children’s Ward at Morriston Hospital,”
“I would like to thank Morganstone staff for their donations and great generosity and also Alun Wyn Jones for giving up his time to bring some Easter cheer to the children’s ward. Not only were the children delighted to see him, but the parents also!”
Sarah James, sister of Morriston Children’s Ward, agreed that the visit had a hugely positive impact on children in the ward.
She said “We are so grateful for the Easter eggs and toys that Morganstone has donated to the children on our wards,”
“The children’s faces lit up when they saw the Easter bunny and all of them were so pleased to have an egg and cuddly toy. It was also lovely to have Alun Wyn Jones attend the ward and bring some extra Easter cheer to both children and the parents.”
“It is never easy being in hospital with your child so this visit brightened the day for the families too over the Easter period.”
Alun Wyn Jones said:
“It’s an honour to be able to visit the children’s ward with the Easter bunny and bring some cheer to the children in hospital. A big thanks to Morganstone and for all the hard working staff on the ward who gave us such a warm welcome and allowed us to do what we did, which hopefully had a positive effect on the children.”