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Men go miles to hand out 100 Easter eggs to sick chidren

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KIND-HEARTED representatives of a town charity gave sick children a welcome boost as they donated 100 Easter eggs.

Miles for Men founder Michael Day was joined by charity representative Kevin Hill as the pair visited the children’s ward at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton and ward four at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary.

And Kevin, 53, admitted it was a sobering, but extremely satisfying experience after handing out the Easter eggs to the grateful poorly children on both wards.

“It was lovely to see the smiling faces of the children as we handed them their Easter eggs,” said Kevin.

“They were all so grateful.

“A lot of the children at the RVI were too poorly to spend time with us, but we left their eggs with the nurses.

“It was nice to do our bit, to give the kids that boost and both of the hospitals were absolutely over the moon.”

Kevin and Michael thanked the Tesco stores in Newton Aycliffe and Bishop Auckland, who donated many of the Easter eggs.

And they also had the opportunity to chat to one of the nurses who worked closely with tragic Hartlepool youngster Dan Sullivan when he was undergoing treatment at the RVI.

Dan lost his devastating cancer battle in 2012, aged just seven, but Miles for Men have since raised thousands of pounds in his memory at various events.

“The nurses who knew Dan were telling us about how lovely he was when he was on the ward,” said Kevin.

The charity has raised more than £85,000 for good causes since it was founded by Michael in 2012.

This year’s Miles for Men run returns on Sunday, July 27 and registration is still open.

To register for the event or for more information about the charity visit www.milesformen.co.uk

 

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