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Easter Bunny Hops In To Donate Games Console

Irwin Mitchell Birmingham


Young patients at the Diana Princess of Wales Children's Hospital in Birmingham received an 'eggstra' special surprise visitor recently. Lessons for children at the hospital's James Brindley School were interrupted by the Easter Bunny, who not only delivered a Nintendo Wii to the school, but also handed out Easter eggs and sweets to children and staff.

The Easter Bunny, AKA, Philip Edwards, a partner with the Birmingham office of law firm Irwin Mitchell, together with colleague Hilary Wetherall, donated the games console.

Hilary commented: "We hope the Wii will be a great way to bring some light hearted fun into what is often a frustrating and difficult time for children in hospital. Hopefully our visit will have started the Easter holidays for the school with a smile.

"We really hope that the games console will be an innovative way to help the children alleviate boredom and at the same time providing useful therapy for them, and most importantly that they can have fun during their lessons at this wonderful school."

The James Brindley School is known as a national leader in its field and is the first hospital school in the country to be awarded Specialist School Status. The school provides education to children unfortunate enough to be spending some time at the Children's Hospital.