Together, the greater Wellington Community have donated over 7000 pairs of pyjamas to Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s ‘Hospi’s Pyjamas for Winter Appeal’. The appeal saw families, kindergartens, schools, community groups, businesses, and hundreds of individuals come together to donate pyjamas or make a monetary donation online. The donated pyjamas are being distributed by the team at Wellington Children’s Hospital, to keep kids warm and well this winter.
Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital wishes to thank everyone who got behind the appeal. ”We have been blown away with Wellington’s generosity, and support of Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.” Charlotte Stanczuk (Clinical Nurse Specialist at Wellington Children’s Hospital) said. “We have seen many parents become quite emotional when we give them pyjamas for their kids. One mother told us that she has never, ever been able to provide new pyjamas for any of her kids. Another parent told us that her kids had refused to take the pyjamas off in the two days since receiving them.”
Foundation Chair, Bill Day, said that pyjamas have been distributed throughout Wellington, Kenepuru, Kapiti, and as far away as Masterton. Our Community Nurses have also been distributing pyjamas to needy children when visiting young patients at home. “The appeal has been a wonderful success and we can only say thank you to everyone, young and old, who has agreed to help young people stay warm this winter. Outstanding!” He said.
Wellington Hospitals Foundation, official charity for Wellington Children’s Hospital, fundraises throughout the year to provide medical equipment and care items for Wellington Children’s Hospital. Their annual street appeal is on Friday 24th August, please give generously to collectors or donate online at whf.org.nz