Christmas Gift Drive 2020 wrap-up

Santa’s helpers – aka. Andrew and Jake of the Sydney Trains Events Team – were busy on Monday visiting sites around the network to gather and deliver the Christmas presents donated for sick children at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead as part of our 2020 Gift Drive.

Jake unloading bagged gifts at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead loading dock

Thank you to everyone who left donations at Bankstown, Burwood, Clyde, Flemington Maintenance Centre, the ROC, Sydenham and Town Hall.

These gifts will give the around 300 sick children staying in hospital over the holiday period the opportunity to play, smile and just be kids.

For the first time, we also had a fundraising page to collect monetary donations. We raised an astounding $1,187! Thank you to everyone who donated generously on our Xmas Appeal page. These funds will go towards the purchase of equipment and awareness of the work of the Paediatric network.

A big shout out to our colleagues who coordinated their own toy drives at:
• Blacktown and Richmond for Mount Druitt Hospital
• Cronulla and Waterfall for Sutherland Hospital
• Central for the Children’s Hospital at Randwick

Wishing all the kids, their families and hospital staff a merry and healthy Xmas, hope that the New year brings more joy and good health.

Emanuel Spiteri

Check out our tinsel-tastic photo gallery below.

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