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Schoolgirl Jasmine Bayley wanted to bring Easter cheer to youngsters in Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital despite having a serious medical condition herself.

The fire and security company Securi-Guard 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.

Scott Boyd, Managing Director – Securi-Guard Fire and Security was approached by local recruitment company Mitrem, who asked if he could help. 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 Scott.

“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.”

Scott and Kim Precious, Managing Director Securi-Guard Monitoring, presented the Easter eggs at its head office in Estover to Mitrem’s Annette Baskerville.

They also signed a card that will be passed on to Jasmine so she can see the businesses and others that have supported her appeal.

All the eggs have been presented to children in Derriford receiving treatment and Jasmine was hoping to present some to new mothers in the maternity unit too.



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