Dozens of Easter eggs have been delivered to Fairfield General Hospital by a kind-hearted borough cause.

Members of The Borough of Bury Veterans Association have dropped off around 100 of the chocolate treats at the Rochdale Old Road hospital.

They will be given to patients in the paediatric urgent care and outpatients departments over the Easter period. 

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Jess Pollard, community fundraising manager for NorthCare Charity, the official charity of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, said: “We are absolutely delighted to accept this donation from the veterans association.

“The donation is a brilliant example of the local community sharing some joy and brightening up the day for our patients receiving care over Easter.

“Thank you so much to Owen and Andrew for coordinating this donation, we really appreciate it.

"I would encourage any community group or member of the public who’d like to make a similar donation to any of our hospitals or services in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale or Salford to get in touch with our team so we can support you.”

NorthCare Charity can be contacted by emailing, calling 0161 206 7550, or by visiting