Move Over Easter Bunny: The Jays Of Sunshine Visited The Children At Mater Dei To Spread Some Holiday Happiness

Easter treats for all!

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If you'e amongst the more disciplined individuals on the island, you're still enjoying being able to nibble away at your Easter eggs and chocolates nearly a week later. if you're like me, those chocolates were gone by Monday.

But if you're like Maxine Aquilina and Angie Amato, you're not even thinking about your own chocolates.

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Maxine and Angie, who set up the charity Jays of Sunshine, made a special visit to the Rainbow Ward at Mater Dei last week to surprise each child with a goodie bag donated by Nestle’ Malta. The bag contained an Easter egg, a chocolate bunny, a large packet of milky buttons and a book.

The Jays of Sunshine are committed to helping the children and young people undergoingtreatment in the Rainbow Ward of Mater Dei, by spending time with them, playing, making memories and helping make their dreams come true.

“We wish you could have seen the look on their faces,” says Ms Aquilina, following their surprise visit. “We are always so happy and grateful to be able to spread some joy to these adorable children, their siblings and their families; every little bit counts and we are so thrilled to be able to do this.”

Jays of Sunshine thanked Nestlé Malta for sponsoring the Easter treats, as well as Angele Cuschieri and Rennie Zerafa, from the Rainbow Ward, for welcoming and facilitating their ideas.

Commenting on the event, Tim Attard Montalto from Nestlé Confectionery said “It’s great to be in a position where we can give back. Knowing that just a few hours of our time could make a child feel better makes it worth every minute. We loved the idea straight away and got creative with our bags; we packed them ourselves and tried to make them as age appropriate and varied as possible.”

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For more information or to get involved in any way, you can contact Jays of Sunshine at [email protected]

And if you're looking to donate to their cause pop them a message and they'll let you know what you can do to help!

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Steffie Weenink

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