A charity helped bring smiles to the faces of youngsters in hospital over Easter.

Team Evie delivered Easter boxes to families spending the weekend in the Children's Ward at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

The charity was set up by Greg and Jill Johnston, of Cockermouth, following the death of their first daughter, Evie, who died aged six months in September 2015.

Chief executive Greg Johnston said: "The boxes were expertly packed by Evie's little sisters - ably assisted by Jill!

"It was really lovely for them to deliver the boxes to families in person on the ward."

Each box contained a selection of comforting toys, sensory items, sweet treats and shortbread baked by Evie's grandmother.


"We hope the boxes brought a little joy to the families who received them, and brighten what is a challenging Easter weekend for them," said Greg.

"We're so grateful to our wonderful supporters who make these donations possible through their fundraising and support."

The charity’s work is split up into three main areas: supporting sick children and their families in hospital, in the community and with bereavement support.