Hartlepool charity’s Easter egg boost for sick kids

SHOWING KINDNESS: Miles for Men officials Michael Day (left) and Kevin Hill (right) with staff from the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which received Easter eggs.

SHOWING KINDNESS: Miles for Men officials Michael Day (left) and Kevin Hill (right) with staff from the Royal Victoria Infirmary, which received Easter eggs.

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A CHARITY has handed out dozens of eggs to hospital patients in an annual boost for sick children.

But the Hartlepool-based Miles for Men cause had so many egg donations, it’s still giving gifts to other causes.

We went to lots of hospitals and at the end of it all, we were still giving eggs out.

Kevin Hill, Miles for Men

Charity officials Kevin Hill and Michael Day visited the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where they handed out some of the 160 Easter eggs it had received.

But other hospitals have received donations and now Miles for Men is planning to hand out more than 40 spares to the elderly.

Kevin, the Miles for Men promotions manager said: “We went to lots of hospitals and at the end of it all, we were still giving eggs out. I will be going into old people’s homes next.”

Meanwhile, the charity is urging people to enter this year’s Miles for Men Hartlepool run event which will be held on Sunday, July 19.

It will start at The Domes at Seaton Carew at 1pm and people can register on the day from 10.30am, or online at www.milesformen.co.uk

Kevin said: “We are looking to smash last year’s figure of £30,000 raised towards cancer research. We have some great acts on the evening as part of our music stint. During the day there will be shows and stalls, as well as lots of things on show to make this a great family day out.”