A little ‘eggstra’ help for big-hearted Jasmine!
Securi-Guard Monitoring has answered an appeal from selfless schoolgirl Jasmine Bayley who wanted to bring a little Easter cheer to youngsters in Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital despite having a serious medical condition herself.
The monitoring specialist has donated Easter eggs to ‘Operation Easter Egg’ set up by the 14-year-old Plymouth girl, who was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis in 2007 when she was just eight.
Jasmine – who was a joint winner of the Young Hero of the Year in the Pride of Plymouth awards last November– knows only too well how difficult it is for children in Derriford over the Easter break having undergone treatment in hospital herself during a number of school holidays.
Securi-Guard Monitoring was approached by local recruitment solutions company Mitrem, who asked if he could help with the appeal – and the company was on too willing to oblige.
Thanks to the generosity of businesses and organisations across Plymouth, like Securi-Guard, Mitrem managed to collect more than 500 Easter eggs to present to Jasmine.
“Jasmine’s story touched us all here at Securi-Guard and it was such a simple request that will have such a big impact so we didn’t hesitate in agreeing to help her,” said Kim Precious – Managing Director at Securi-Guard Monitoring.
“For Jasmine to take the trouble to organise an appeal like this and put others before herself, is truly inspirational. It is very satisfying to know we have played a part in making this Easter special for children at Derriford Hospital, but it is Jasmine who should take all the credit.”
Kim presented the Easter eggs at Securi-Guard’s ARC in Estover, Plymouth to Mitrem’s Annette Baskerville.
They also signed a card that will be passed on to Jasmine so she can see all the kind hearted businesses and organisations that have supported her appeal.
All the eggs have been presented to children currently in Derriford Hospital receiving treatment and Jasmine was hoping to present some to new mothers in the maternity unit too.