Mitchelstown Easter egg appeal exceeds target


Mitchelstown Easter egg appeal exceeds target

An Easter egg appeal in Mitchelstown, to benefit children’s hospitals, has exceeded all expectation with the event now planned to be held annually.

Saturday, 23 March 2013
7:20 AM GMT

When Mitchelstown woman Ellen Fitzgibbon put out an appeal for Easter eggs to be donated to children's hospitals, she had never imagined how good the response would be. She had set herself the target of 100 and before the eggs were collected, the count was already at 147.

Ellen had asked people to drop the eggs into Supermac's in Mitchelstown, where Meg Luddy was helping her to coordinate the collection. Both women said that the response was just amazing, with many people dropping in eggs in their three's and they wanted to thank everyone who was so generous with their donations. 

Following on from the success of this year's appeal, there are already plans afoot to run the event again next year.

The appeal was borne out of an idea by Catherine Middleton who collected 440 eggs last year and donated them to the children's wards in CUH, the Mercy, Bon Secours, Crumlin and Temple Street, after her son Liam had liver disease and ended up in hospital over the Easter period. 

This year's collection has already exceeded over 700, including the Mitchelstown donation.

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