Highfield Hospital staff and patients spread Easter joy in Rochdale

Date published: 31 March 2024

In a heart-warming display of community spirit, the staff and patients of Highfield Hospital, rallied together to collect over 210 Easter eggs for Rochdale Council. These delightful treats will be distributed by the council's Early Help team to young children, ensuring smiles abound during Easter.

Joanne Edwards of Highfield Hospital expressed her gratitude, saying: "This is a superb response, but this is the beauty of Highfield Hospital – they like to give back to their local community."

The eggs were gathered through the dedicated efforts of Councillor Rachel Massey, who, alongside Helen Walton BEM and Nigel Goulding from Rochdale Borough Council, were thrilled to fill a van with the colourful display.

Councillor Massey, portfolio holder for children's services, remarked on the overwhelming generosity of individuals eager to bring joy to so many young children at Easter.

"It is amazing," she said, "the generosity of so many individuals who want to help put a smile on a young person's face at Easter. I look forward to what we can do in the future together, and I know Joanne and the team are already on their next fundraiser now."


Councillor Rachel Massey, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services and Education at Rochdale Borough Council


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