High Peak pair’s eggs-tra special Easter appeal

High Peak youngsters Ellie Marshall and Taylor-May Biggin are collecting Easter eggs to donated to Sheffield Children's Hospital in memory of their brother Harvey, who spent most of his life there.
High Peak youngsters Ellie Marshall and Taylor-May Biggin are collecting Easter eggs to donated to Sheffield Children's Hospital in memory of their brother Harvey, who spent most of his life there.

Two inspirational High Peak youngsters have launched an eggstra-ordinary campaign in memory of their brother.

Ten-year-old Ellie Marshall and Taylor-May Biggin, aged five, decided they wanted to donate their Easter eggs to Sheffield Children’s Hospital in memory of their brother Harvey, who sadly passed away at the end of October last year, aged just eight.

The youngsters have been asking people to donate eggs which they can take to the hospital on Easter Sunday, and the response they’ve had so far has been fantastic. Their aunty Vikki Marshall said: “Harvey spent most of his life in and out of that hospital, and every Easter that Harvey spent in hospital the girls also received an Easter egg from the hospital as well as their brother.

“I asked my friends on Facebook and at work and the response has been really good.”

Little Harvey suffered from a number of complex medical conditions, and underwent numerous operations and tests at the hospital. His situation captured the hearts of friends and family, who rallied round to provide the specialist equipment he needed to be able to return to his Furness Vale home in 2013.

Eggs can be dropped off at the Pride of the Peaks pub in New Mills, the Hare and Hounds pub in New Mills, or Heaven Sent in Chapel-en-le-Frith.