Healthcare workers in Cork are enjoying an energy boost, following a donation of 9,000 Kitkats, 2500 Aero Mints, 5,000 Fruit Pastilles, 400 Tayto, 300 Nature Valley Bars and 3,000 bottles of Lucozade and Ballygowan.
The sweet treats, which also included 900 Easter eggs, have been donated to the HSE by the business of Cork Business Association President Eoin O’Sullivan - who runs a Cork-based wholefoods retail outlet.
M&P O’Sullivan is a fourth-generation family-run business in Cork, which supplies food supplies to the Cork and Kerry HSE Hospitals.
“We are one of the lucky ones, we are still in business and still operating," Mr O'Sullivan said, explaining the donation.
"We are in a position to offer some support and this is just a small token to express our appreciation of the work frontline staff are doing.”
Mr O’Sullivan said that they donated a similar stash of product to the Cork Ambulance Service and would be delivering Easter Eggs to Marymount Hospital later in the week.
“We are an essential business, we have staff coming in every day and we are conscious of the work the HSE is doing and we appreciate what the staff are doing to protect the general public every day.”
Mr O’Sullivan said since they announced what they were doing, the company has received a great deal of positive reaction in response to their kind gesture.
“It has all been very positive, so far it has been great. This will hopefully go some way to keeping these hard-working individuals energised during this crisis.
"We’d like to thank our suppliers who helped us with this donation. We’d also like to thank all of our staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure that essential goods get to all of the food outlets, nursing homes and hospitals that we supply.
"If we all do our part we will get through this together. Stay home and stay safe."