A LOUTH hardware store has donated 2,000 Easter Eggs to hardworking frontline staff at two major hospitals in Ireland.
Dundalk-based firm Toolfix delivered the chocolate to brave workers at Navan General Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda this past Easter Sunday.
A small but welcome gesture, the Ecco Road-based company provided the sweet treats as a thank you for the incredible work and dedication shown by those treating Ireland’s sick and vulnerable during this coronavirus pandemic.
While in years gone by the Easter Weekend has provided a welcome break for many, this year healthcare workers have found themselves busier than ever and facing off against arguably their biggest challenge yet.
It’s a situation the good people over at Toolfix are only too aware of.
Local firm Toolfix have donated 2000 Easter eggs to frontline workers in our hospitals today. The hardware company, based on the Ecco Road in Dundalk, are delivering the eggs using their own vans this morning. The company said the kind-hearted act was "a… https://t.co/ZdA8curROd pic.twitter.com/1OvOE1soZd
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Keen to do their bit to show some appreciation for the sacrifices being made, the company loaded up their vans with chocolate eggs before making the surprise drop-offs early on Sunday - much to the delight of the staff still on shift at both hospitals.
A note accompanied their generous chocolate gifts: "To the staff working on the frontline. A small token of appreciation for all your hard work."
Speaking to The Irish Daily Mirror, Toolfix staff member Sean Matthews said frontline workers were delighted by the delivery.
He said:"They were extremely appreciative and shocked, (they) found it a very kind gesture in these tough times."
Happy Easter to one and all.