Minnie Mouse, princesses and the Easter Bunny visited a hospital to spread Easter cheer.

Patients at Queen's and King George hospitals were visited by Minnie Mouse, princesses and the Easter Bunny on Tuesday, April 16, to celebrate Easter festivities.

The patients also received hundreds of donated chocolate eggs.

The team from party planning company Design A Party visited the children's ward at Queen's Hospital with Minnie Mouse and two princesses to meet the children and hand out eggs to everyone.

The Easter Bunny visited the elderly care wards at both hospitals run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust on Wednesday, April 17.

Care home owner Mark Stack who runs Rowallan House in Chadwell Heath donated enough eggs to the King George and Queen's Hospitals Charity to ensure all elderly patients received one - and he also donned the fluffy white rabbit suit to hand them out himself as the Easter Bunny.

The charity received many donated Easter eggs from organisations and bodies such as Time FM, Mazda, S.M.I.L.E London and Essex, Highway Express, Tesco and Asda.

An Easter stall was also set up at both Queen's and King George hospitals selling items such as knitted chicks and other spring characters and Easter hampers which raised additional funds for the charity.

Karuna Sookarry, senior sister on Sunrise A ward at Queen’s Hospital, said: "It was so lovely to have the Easter Bunny visit our patients and bring them Easter eggs.

"It made a real difference to not only have eggs donated for our patients, but for them to be given out by the Easter Bunny.

"It’s nice to remember that this is just as nice for our older patients, as our younger ones."