December 14, 2018

‘Tis the season of giving

Christmas should be a joyous time spent with family and loved ones, but sadly, many sick children will be spending this festive season in the Children’s Ward at Northern Hospital Epping.

To help spread some Christmas cheer and put smiles on the faces of some of our smallest patients, the ISS team (Santa’s little helpers) at Northern Health Bundoora, will be running their annual Christmas present drive.

ISS Facility Services Manager and Christmas drive organiser, Snezana Poposka, says “I’m a mum of two and this is very close to my heart. Nobody wants their children in hospital, let alone at Christmas time.”

Santa’s little helpers will be collecting kindly donated presents to give to the children over the Christmas period – because Santa definitely doesn’t forget about the children in hospital.

If you would like to make a child’s day this Christmas, please wrap a child-friendly present (ideas below) and pop a sticker on with an age group range written.

Some ideas for age groups: 

1 – 3: Soft toy

3 – 5: Toys

5 – 8: Colouring book

8+: Puzzle or game

In the spirit of giving, please bring your present to our Christmas tree at Café 1231 at Northern Health Bundoora, or to have your present collected, email