Easter fun at hospi­tal

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ben Ramage

Big- hear ted Shotts busi­ness­man Billy Steven­son brought some Easter fes­tiv­ity to sick Wishaw kids when he handed out free eggs to fam­i­lies in the hospi­tal’s kid’s unit.

On Easter Sun­day, the Loony Tunes Disco owner took time out from his busy hol­i­day sched­ule to visit Univer­sity Hospi­tal Wishaw to try and help raise spir­its.

And the visit went down a treat with the children and their fam­i­lies.

Billy said: “We must have seen about 20 dif­fer­ent kids and most were re­ally ex­cited.

“Some par­ents said it had made their kid’s day and as I said as long as we made one child smile then it will have been worth it. The staff were re­ally pleased with it and I think it helped to break up the day for ev­ery­one.”

Billy’s young son Ken­zie came along for the trip, along with 15-year-old Hol­lie Latham, who vol­un­teered to wear the cos­tume up to the hospi­tal.

Billy added: “Hol­lie re­ally en­joyed it and I think it was a good thing for her to do.

“It was quite eye-open­ing, for me as well. If you ever think you have it bad then you should visit there and you’ll think twice.

“When you see weans all tubed up it’s heart­break­ing. Hope­fully we helped even just a lit­tle bit on the day.”

Top team Easter Bunny with hospi­tal staff

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