Crafty bunch know true meaning of Christmas

Front: Woodturner Raymond Saich delights patient Chenaya Rae with a food donation. Background, left to right: Mount Druitt Hospital Children’s Ward play leader Eleanor Inskip, Woodturners Paul De Belle, Rohan McCardell, Bob Young and registered nurse Sarah Mulqueeney. 

The Western Sydney Woodturners Inc. recently visited Mount Druitt Hospital with a generous donation for the facility and to provide a range of non-perishable food items for patients or carers of admitted children.

Coffee, tea, Rivita crackers, museli bars and cereals were some of the items left for the parents or carers who often stay with their child for long periods of time.

Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals’ Fundraising and Events manager Sonia Daniels said the food items were greatly appreciated.

Left to right: Woodturners’ Paul De Bell and Rohan McCardell, registered nurse Sarah Mulqueeney, young patient Chenaya Rae, Woodturners president Bob Young and Raymond Saich, also from the Woodturners.

“So many parents are overcome with worry and other matters that time gets away from them and they don’t eat or find the time to eat,” Ms Daniels said.

“The crafty bunch also gave the hospital $10,000 to purchase a medication fridge and two measuring stations for the paediatric outpatient clinic and the multi-purpose room.

“The measuring stations are used to measure the height and weight of children to help with their treatment and develop their plan.

“The fridge enables safe storage of medications and allergens required for testing and treatments.

“We are pleased to be associated to the Woodturners and are grateful for their ongoing support.

“Their dedication to raising funds to provide equipment for us is appreciated and they always go above and beyond for our families and parents.”

Thank you Western Sydney Woodturners!