November 30, 2021

Put a smile on a child this Christmas: ISS Annual Christmas Appeal

“Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.”

As we look forward to spending the Christmas season with close friends and family, spare a thought for the patients in our Children’s Unit at Northern Hospital Epping.

For the fifth year running now, ISS Facility Services are hoping to make a difference to these children, unfortunate enough to be spending Christmas away from their families with their annual Christmas Appeal.

Snez Poposka, Facilities Service Manager ISS Facility Services, reminiscing on what prompted her to organise this Christmas appeal, says “It was the thought that whilst I am enjoying Christmas with my kids, there are these children without even the simple pleasure of a Christmas present.”

“It doesn’t have to be an expensive present. It’s the thought that matters more. It is a chance to bring a smile to a child,” she adds.

For more details on what presents you could give please click here. The last date for sending in presents is 15 December.

Says Courtney Lowry, Nurse Unit Manager Children’s Unit, “The last couple of years has been especially challenging for children in our ward as a result of COVID. Year after year the ISS Christmas Appeal has brought a smile to the children in our care, during what is a stressful time while they are in hospital. I would urge staff and colleagues to support this appeal.”

Josie Verga, Fundraising and Relationships Manager, Northern Health Foundation, said she would like to thank Pacific Epping and the marketing team for their ongoing support. In addition, she wanted to thank Santa for making the trek all the way from the North Pole to the Children’s Ward.

Saj Amerasinghe, ISS Key Account Manager, Snez Poposka, ISS Facilities Service Manager and Courtney Lowry, Nurse Unit Manager Children’s Ward with a patient.