Players make Easter visits

Surprise visits bring Easter cheer to children at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, and Morriston Hospital, Swansea, in conjunction with commercial partners Morganstone and Westacres.

Having to stay in hospital over Easter could have been disappointing for the children at the two local hospitals. However, a visit from the Easter Bunny accompanied by Ospreys players helped to put a smile on their faces.

The visit surprised the young patients bringing lots of laughter to the ward as a large selection of chocolate Easter eggs, donated by the staff of Westacres and sister company, Morganstone were handed out to the delighted children.

James Hook was one of the players to visit Singleton and he said:

 "These hospital visits always go down well and the players enjoy them as much as the children and their families. Ian and his team at Morganstone are always looking at ways they can make a difference in the local community and, like the Christmas visits, we all look forward to joining them to spread some cheer, with a reminder in our ear that the chocolate is for the children, not us!"

Eirlys Thomas, ABMU head of nursing for neonatal and children’s services said:

“We would like to thank Westacres and Morganstone for their kind donation to the children. Being in hospital can be very stressful for children and young people. The eggs and visit certainly brightens up their day and makes staying in hospital a more positive experience by having something nice to remember. Thank you on behalf of all the patients and staff.”

Ian Morgan, Managing Director, Morganstone said:

“Visiting Morriston Hospital with the Ospreys is a big event in our calendar here at Morganstone, as it is always so rewarding to see the delight on the children’s faces seeing the Ospreys along with the fantastic way the players interact with the kids makes this such a great day, add in the Easter Bunny and all the Easter Eggs he brings and safe to say we have some very happy patients, as always a huge thanks to all of the staff at Morriston for their tireless effort and commitment.”

Tonia Morgan, Director of Westacres said:

“Supporting local communities is at the heart of the company’s ethos and we have the pleasure of working closely with the Ospreys year-round, delivering to the community. Our visit to Princess of Wales Hospital at Easter is a particular favourite. Seeing the delight on the children’s faces brings as much enjoyment to our team as it does to the children and gives us the opportunity to thank the hospital staff for their continued care and dedication.”