The Cork Easter Egg Appeal The Cork Easter Egg Appeal – which was previously called the Liam Middleton Easter Egg Appeal – collected over 1,500 Easter Eggs this year (over 1,100 were donated by management and staff of GSK Cork). The eggs were distributed this week by the Easter Bunny to hospitals and special needs schools in both Cork and Dublin. (see list below). Every “in patient” of children’s wards in Cork hospital received an Easter Egg through this appeal. The annual appeal which is now in its sixth year was started by Mick Middleton, a GSK Cork employee. Mick’s son Liam was diagnosed with liver disease in April 2010. Liam spent time in both Cork University Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. When his condition deteriorated, Liam – who will soon turn 12 – was air lifted by Government jet to London where he received life saving surgery. Touched by the level of care and support his son received while in hospital, Mick wanted to say thank you. He started the Liam Middleton Easter Egg Appeal and has since then collected hundreds of Easter Eggs each year to give to children in hospitals and special needs schools.
Easter Eggs were donated to the following: • Cope (Cork and Fermoy) • Lota, Cork • Edel House, Cork • Cork Deaf Association • South Infirmary Hospital, Cork • Cork University Hospital • Bons Secours Hospital, Cork • Enable Ireland (Cork) • Irish Guide Dogs (in Cork for their Easter Egg hunt) • Sonas Special Primary Junior School, Carrigaline • John Bermingham Centre, Cork • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin • Temple Street Hospital, Dublin • Ronald Mc Donald House, Dublin