KIND-HEARTED Sandwell police officers dropped off a bumper-load of chocolate to help brighten up Easter weekend for children at Sandwell Hospital.

Officers in the borough delivered almost 100 Easter eggs to the children’s unit at Sandwell General Hospital on March 26 so they could be kept in quarantine ready to bring cheer to young patients this Easter.

Staff and officers from Sandwell Police, and other departments, donated the eggs and then, alongside partners at Queens Square Shopping Centre and West Bromwich Bid, delivered the eggs while out on patrol.

The Easter eggs, big and small, will be enjoyed by children staying on the ward over Easter. The leftover eggs will be given to Tommy’s Baby Charity.

Partnerships officer Jess Redmond, who helped coordinate the donation, said: “Many children who are staying in hospital in Sandwell this Easter won’t be able to spend time with all of their loved ones over the Easter weekend.

“I hope this brings a smile to those children’s faces, and the hard-working NHS staff who are caring for them.

“I would like to thank each and every one of my colleagues who were involved."