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Monster fun for young patients

By West Briton  |  Posted: April 24, 2014

  • Nuala Haakanson, from Redruth, with Elmo and the Cookie Monster.

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YOUNG patients at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (RCH) did not miss out on Easter treats.

Stars from television favourites the Muppets were among the surprise visitors, along with colourful representatives from local businesses.

The Cookie Monster and Elmo were sent by construction company Balfour Beatty to delight young patients and their siblings with an Easter egg delivery.

The Easter Bunny was guided around by PCSO Emil Gabriel from Truro police, and RCH police officer George Torrance handed out chocolate eggs for older children and soft toys for younger patients.

Truro police supported the event, sponsored by the Easter Bunny Foundation, and PCSO Gabriel said: "It's so lovely to see the look on all the children's faces when they see the Easter Bunny – we have thoroughly enjoyed helping out."

Sainsbury's in Truro brought in a selection of eggs donated by customers. Stavros Ballas, service deputy manager, said staff were blown away by the generosity of customers, with more than 350 eggs donated.

Kelly's Ice Cream brought in pots of its products for patients as well as chocolate eggs for families and staff. Special chocolate boxes donated by Winners Personnel, Truro, were also given to nurses' stations.

The emergency department also received a donation from GE Money in Truro.

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