April 1, 2021

Egg-cellent time at the Children’s Ward

Easter has arrived early at Northern Hospital Epping Children’s Ward.

Families were delighted with a special visit from Harcourts Real Estate, who donated bundles of chocolate eggs to eager children awaiting the arrival of the Easter bunny.

Harcourts Director and Auctioneer Tony Lombardi said it was a humbling experience.

“We are just trying to give back to the community that serves us so well,” Tony said.

“It’s an extremely humbling experience to walk through and see some of the kids. It’s a little bit gut wrenching but at the same time it is great to see a little smile on their face with an Easter egg.

“This is the first time we have done this and hopefully we can make it a regular, yearly occurrence. We have been a big supporter of Northern Health and the Northern Hospital for a while and hopefully we can get a little bit more involved.”

Tony said he was proud to give back to the northern community.

“It’s actually difficult to explain the emotions, walking through the wards and seeing the kids that are sick. Especially once you have kids, you look at it a different way,” Tony said.

“But it also brings a little joy to you when you can see they have a smile on their face.

“It is important for us as a business that has worked in the community for so long to try and give back a little bit.

“We’d like to say thank you very much to Northern Health and the Northern Hospital for allowing us to come through.”

Northern Health Foundation Fundraising and Engagement Manager, Josie Verga said she was extremely grateful for Harcourts Real Estate’s ongoing support.

“We value this partnership and look forward to working together to make an impact to the northern community,” she said.