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YOUNG patients at Manchester Children’s Hospital today enjoyed a really Good Friday after firefighters turned up to dish out hundreds of Easter Eggs.
Crew from Red Watch Moss Side joined members of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s Technical Response Unit in Ashton to create an egg hunt where young patients had to find clues around a number of emergency vehicles.
They were joined by the Service’s much-loved mascot – the six foot tall golden Labrador fire dog Cracker.
Scott Barry-Godsell, firefighter on Red Watch at Ashton and part of the Technical Response Unit, said: “We have had a great afternoon. The children loved the vehicles that we have in the fire service – especially the children’s miniature fire engine and the community vehicle which blows bubbles. Those inside the hospital who were unable to come out could see them as the wind carried them right around the building.”
The event was organised in conjunction with the Ronald McDonald House Charity and more than 200 Easter eggs were donated by local supermarkets Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.
Scott added: “We were not fund-raising, we just wanted to go down and make the afternoon special for the children being treated over the Easter weekend. There were some that were unable to come out and take part in the egg hunt so a team of us went inside and made sure they got an egg.”