Easter cheer for sick children courtesy of Carrickfergus donations

A Carrickfergus dental practice is helping a charity to provide some Easter cheer to young hospital patients.

The Eilish Degnan Cancer Foundation, which supports young people with cancer and other illnesses, organises an annual collection of Easter eggs.

And Gerald Degnan, who along with his late father John established the charity in memory of Gerald’s mother Eilish, was delighted to receive support from Victoria Dental Care for the goodies which will be donated to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

Sign up to our daily NorthernIrelandWorld Today newsletter

Thanking all those who supported the initiative, Gerald said: “This time of year, the foundation runs its Easter project where we collect Easter eggs for all the children in the hospital and other children that visit the hospital around the Easter break.

Gerald Degnan received the Easter eggs on behalf of the charity.

“We received 100 Easter eggs from Victoria Dental Care in Carrickfergus, where the staff and its customers all got involved to support the Eilish Degnan Cancer Foundation’s Easter project.”

For more information about the charity, visit www.eilish-degnan-cancer-foundation.org

Click here to read: Newtownabbey charity shows support for health workers


Pictured is Leanne Everest, who along with fellow worker Pauline Mulholland organised the Easter egg project.

Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers. Please consider purchasing a copy of the paper. You can also support trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription of the News Letter.