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Sick kids, families and staff at Wellington Children’s Hospital were greeted with lights and sirens this morning as nearly 40 recruits from the NZPolice arrived to spread Christmas cheer. The visit included driver trainers, AOS officers, police dogs and their canine companions, and a number of children from Newtown School who greeted officers and recruits with a beautiful waiata.

Bearing hundreds of toys donated by Wellington District Police and their families, Sergeant Dan Ralph said, “We all like to see what we can do to bring a smile to a young person who through no fault of their own could be in a dire circumstance.” Bill Day, Chair of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation said, “We are delighted to have the support of the New Zealand Police again. Watching the huge convoy of cars and officers appear round the corner is just magic and brings such a lot of joy to children and families spending time in hospital over Christmas.”  TVOne News was also there to capture the fun!   A huge thanks to everyone involved.