Young patients at LGI feel the joy of Easter

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Young patients felt the joy of Easter thanks to the generosity of document production specialists.

Members of Eversheds Inhouse, the document production department of international law firm Eversheds, visited Leeds General Infirmary on Wednesday (1 April) to donate tasty Easter treats to the children’s ward.

After several fundraising events in March, the team raised enough money to buy some 50 chocolate eggs. This was then matched by the team’s manager, Graham Watson, to bring the total number of eggs to 106.

In addition, the team bought more than 30 packets of sweets for kids unable to have chocolate because they receive dialysis.

Team leader Katie Beggs was one of the people who went to the hospital to deliver the treats.

She said: “The children were very excited to see the variety of Easter eggs we brought, which made us very happy.”

Katie, who is also a mentor in the Make the Grade programme supporting students in their final year of secondary school, said seeing the genuine joy of the kids at the hospital felt very rewarding. She added: “Our department is already looking forward to buying eggs for the hospital again next year.”

David Sutherland, the charity champion of Eversheds Inhouse, said: “We are immensely proud of the contribution from the team. Eversheds is a business that prides itself on helping communities through a wide range of methods and encourages all staff to help in any way they can. An idea as simple as collecting Easter eggs can go a long way, which was evident in the faces of the staff and patients at Leeds General Infirmary.”

Along with supporting organisations such as homelessness charity St George’s Crypt, members of Eversheds Inhouse regularly get involved in other charity projects. In the Christmas period, team member Gill Curran wrapped gifts for a small fee during her lunch break and donated the proceeds to the Yorkshire Cat Rescue. Meanwhile, Gill’s colleague Danielle Williams collected 35 advent calendars from the Inhouse team, which she then donated to the Leeds (South) Foodbank.

The team’s charity endeavours are part of the much wider corporate responsibility programme of Eversheds. Most charity initiatives in the company raise funds for the NSPCC, but the corporate responsibility programme also focuses on the areas of education, homelessness, pro bono and the environment.

Eversheds is one of the world’s largest corporate law firms and has offices based in the world’s major economic centres.


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