The Easter Bunny is making his way to the patients and staff of local hospitals and care centres with the help of community gardaí in Cork.
Gardaí have been helping in the special delivery of chocolate eggs just in time for Easter.
Gardaí at Anglesea Street Garda Station were supported by a local supermarket and assisted by a local courier in delivering eggs to staff in the children’s ward in the South Infirmary Hospital, the childrens ward in the Mercy Hospital and the children’s ward in Cork University Hospital (CUH).
Easter eggs were also dispatched to residents of Kinsale Road Centre and Ashbourne House in Glounthaune and to other projects in Togher and Gurranbraher.
The Community Policing Gardaí in Cork city wished everyone a Happy Easter and thanked all those involved for their generosity in making Easter celebrations a possibility for so many.
Gardaí in Bandon handed out Easter eggs in Bandon Community Hospital, courtesy of a local business.
Garda Aishling O’Connell of Bandon Garda Station delivered the eggs to Matron Breda O’Donovan for both staff and patients to enjoy.
Community gardaí in Kinsale have also been busy with their deliveries of chocolate to care centres and nursing homes this week.
Residents of Haven Bay Care Centre in Ballynacubby and Cramers Court Retirement and Nursing Home in Ballindeenisk were delighted with their delivery from local gardaí courtesy of local businesses.
Activities coordinator at Cramers Court Nursing Home, Teresa O'Donovan, said that everyone was delighted with the “incredibly kind” gesture which was a “tremendous show of community spirit”.
“Having this special delivery escorted by the Community Gardaí meant there was great excitement across the home, and we felt it was thoroughly deserving of a guard of honour by staff,” she said.
Gardaí of Cork city and county continue to deliver to those who have been most affected by the current Covid-29 crisis ahead of this Easter weekend.