Club President Barry Wilson and Directors Annie Moore, Bill North, Peter Harrington and Warren Evans played Santa today and delivered all the toys that had been donated to our Christmas Giving Tree to the Children’s Ward at Mt Druitt Hospital.
Over the past month, Seven Hills RSL reception staff have been overwhelmed with the fabulous gifts that our community have been bringing into the Club including Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels cars, My Little Pony toys, arts and crafts, books and the most gorgeous hand knitted dolls.
Mount Druitt Hospital Children’s Ward Nurse Unit Manager, Kate Lowe, said she was surprised by the number of gifts that were donated and was thankful for our Members support.
“Being a child in hospital at any time is hard, but being in hospital near Christmas is even harder,” she said.
“Our staff will put a gift on each child’s bed on Christmas morning so that they have a nice surprise to wake up to. I have not met a child who does not love presents, no matter how sick they are.”
Seven Hills RSL President, Barry Wilson said, “It is a pleasure to be a part of this new Club initiative and it warms my heart to see the generous spirit of our local community. For us, Christmas is about the spirit of giving, and it was wonderful to see so many Members, visitors and staff of the Club donate to our Giving Tree. We really feel for the kids who have to spend time in hospital this Christmas and we hope these gifts can take their mind off their illness and put a smile on their face.”
Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospital’s Better Foundation, chief executive officer, Nermeen Yacoub, also rolled up her sleeves and helped us unload the gifts to place under the Christmas Tree in the Children’s Ward. “I would like to thank Seven Hills RSL not just for their Christmas Giving Tree appeal, but also for their kind $61,842 donation which will go towards medical equipment in the Special Care Nursery at Blacktown Hospital.”
To donate to the Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospital’s Better Foundation, contact Nermeen Yacoub at firstname.lastname@example.org