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Penneys donate care packages to staff and patients in Laois hospitals

Penneys in Portlaoise has donated a number of care packages to staff and patients in the Midlands Regional Hospital and St Fintan’s Hospital.

The clothes brand, who have a store in the Laois Shopping Centre, made the generous donation yesterday.

A number of volunteers put the care packages together which included clothes and toiletries.

Penneys said: “Penneys is proud to be working with a number of hospitals across the country by donating over 40,000 products, including clothing and toiletries to support the healthcare workers and patients.

“Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for all their support in putting these care packages together.”

Laois Shopping Centre paid tribute to the actions of the staff for Penneys on their Facebook page.

They said: “Massive congratulations to Penneys in Laois Shopping Centre who are delivering all of these care packages to Portlaoise Hospital.”

Penneys decided to close all their stores on March 18 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

They are set to remain closed until May 5 at the earliest.

Ireland now has 13,980 cases of Coronavirus since the pandemic began at the start of March. There are 139 cases in Laois.

While now 530 people have died from the disease – an increase of 44 from the previous day.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.