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Kind residents, shoppers and workers at St. Modwen’s Longbridge community collected more than 800 Easter eggs for patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Acorns Children’s Hospice.

St. Modwen joined forces with its contractor for the town centre Morgan Sindall to collect the chocolate in order to bring a smile to young patients’ faces. Egg collection boxes were placed in Sainsbury’s, American-style diner Celebz and The Cambridge Hungry Horse pub as well as St. Modwen’s head office at Park Point.

St. Modwen also pledged to donate £1 to both Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity and Acorns for every egg donated – so more than £800 is now on its way to help support the hard work of both organisations.

Mark Batchelor, Construction Manager at St. Modwen, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Longbridge people. The eggs just kept on coming – in the few days after Easter, Sainsbury’s managed to fill four trolleys full of chocolate!”

Colin Ebenezer, Senior Site Manager, at Morgan Sindall, said: “It was good to work with other Longbridge businesses to do something that brings happiness to poorly children.”

Vikki Calcutt, Deputy Director of Fundraising at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity said: “We want to say thank you to the Longbridge community, as the number of eggs we received was overwhelming. As you can imagine the children were delighted.

“All the Easter eggs were distributed to a large number of wards and departments within the hospital for the staff to give out to those children who are able to eat chocolate.”