A Wasps star brought a bit of Easter joy to children at a Coventry hospice by surprising them with a donation of Easter eggs.
Nizaam Carr, who has played for Wasps since 2017, visited Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in Ash Green to deliver a large batch of Easter eggs which were donated by supporters during Wasps’ recent victory against Worcester Warriors at Ricoh Arena.
The South African flanker took time out of his preparations for Wasps’ clash against Saracens at Ricoh Arena on Saturday 27 April to meet children and nurses in the garden outside ‘The Hive’ – a home-from-home environment which was built and furnished last year thanks in part to donations from Wasps.
Carr said: “It makes me so happy that I was able to brighten the children’s Easter by giving them the eggs – the looks on their faces when I handed them over were priceless.
“Zoë’s Place does wonderful work in helping children with life-limiting conditions have happier lives, so I was proud to come over and show my support.
“I have to thank the Wasps supporters for their generosity – this donation wouldn’t have been possible without their support.”
To encourage donations, Wasps had set up a donation point for Easter eggs at Ricoh Arena ahead of their game against Worcester Warriors in the Gallagher Premiership.
Supporters were able to drop off their eggs at the Wasps Nest Fan Village – situated inside Ricoh Arena’s Ericsson Indoor Arena.
The eggs were then delivered by Wasps’ first-team players to five different charities in the days leading up to Easter Sunday.
Chris Ward, Fundraising Manager at Zoë’s Place, praised the Club’s supporters for their generosity.
“It was a lovely gesture from Wasps supporters to donate all these Easter eggs and it was great that Nizaam was able to come along to personally deliver them,” said Ward.
“Having children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions is never easy for any family to deal with, but it can be especially hard over holiday periods such as Easter.
“But donations like these always put a smile on the children’s faces and make Easter a little bit more special for them. We’re very grateful for the all the support the supporters, staff and players at Wasps have shown us.”