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A special Easter delivery for children at Heartlands Hospital

Midland Scooters Easter run 5

Christine Morrell (far right), health play specialist at Heartlands, with staff and children that volunteered to raise money during the event

More than 150 scooter enthusiasts went the extra mile and descended on Heartlands Hospital in the run-up to Easter, delivering chocolate eggs to young patients.

An annual event, it is the eleventh time the group – Midland Scooters – has visited the children’s ward. Driving a range of classic scooters, the group meets every year by Birmingham City Football Club and ride to the Hospital, each scooter carrying a chocolate Easter egg to give to the children.

Christine Morrell, health play specialist at Heartlands Hospital, said: “The children have been excited about the visit from Midland Scooters all week. Staying in a hospital environment can be an extremely difficult time for young patients, so a visit from a convoy of Easter egg-bearing scooters is sometimes just what the doctor ordered!

“We really appreciate the kindness and generosity of everyone involved with the event at Midlands Scooters. The visit has now become an annual tradition, putting a smile on every child’s face at Easter.”

Phil Smith, chairman of Midland Scooters, added:  “Each year, our members look forward to the visit to Heartlands. We have always been made so very welcome by the staff, patients and their families. The Easter egg run is a great way for our members to kick-start the scootering season and I am always amazed at their enthusiasm and generosity for this event. Every individual brings along at least one egg and some go out of their way to collect even greater donations from their clubs and workplaces. I would like to thank Chris Morrell for hosting us once again and look forward to visiting again next year.”

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