More than 1000 Easter Eggs have been donated by the public in Walsall, so that every child on wards at the Birmingham Children's Hospital and Walsall Manor Hospital can have a chocolatey treat today.
Local police in Walsall worked with charity Rosie’s Helping Hands to collect the chocolate to hand out on wards today.
The charity was founded by Karen Ross, the mother of Rosie Ross from Aldridge, who was stabbed in Birmingham city centre 13 years ago by a man with schizophrenia in an unprovoked attack.
Karen initially wanted to collect enough eggs to ensure that every child who was on the City Hospital children’s ward ? where her daughter died ? received an egg over Easter.
PC Gary Bampfield, from St Matthew’s neighbourhood team, said:
Karen Ross said:
Rosie’s Helping Hands aims to improve the quality and care of young lives in the West Midlands by supporting and funding good causes.