Sick kids at Mount Druitt Hospital had their spirits lifted by a special donation this month.
Community group Ward Angels delivered six trolleys worth of toys to the children’s ward on Friday, to the delight of patients and staff.
Included in the care packages were clothes, toiletries, colouring books, bubbles, food, DVDs, dummies, baby wraps, onesies, books, nappies and toys.
The items were donated to Ward Angels by members of the community. Director Josie Dincel thanked all who contributed.
“You feel a real sense of family while walking through the ward and we were so fortunate to be a part of it,” she said.
“We look forward to supporting [the hospital] in any way we can for years to come.”
Since its formation, Ward Angels has formed a strong relationship with hospitals across the Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD).
WSLHD fundraising and events manager Sonia Hollands said it was the first time the group had donated to Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals.
“We hope this is the first of hopefully many donations to us from the wonderful Ward Angels,” she said.
“We are so pleased with their extraordinary donation, our staff were thrilled when they saw so many trolleys coming through their ward.”
The toys will be shared across wards including paediatrics, social work, maternity, women’s health and the palliative care unit.