Early Christmas for sick children at PMH


Aleah Dickson, Annie Koko, Hana Clark, Sinead Holmes, Teagan Robinson and Charlotte Spinks with some of the toys they collected for the Ronald McDonald House Christmas party.
Early Christmas for sick children at PMH
Aleah Dickson, Annie Koko, Hana Clark, Sinead Holmes, Teagan Robinson and Charlotte Spinks with some of the toys they collected for the Ronald McDonald House Christmas party.

SICK youngsters at Princess Margaret Hospital are set to receive early Christmas presents thanks to the efforts of a group of Year 10 students at the Kolbe Catholic College.

The students got busy recently to collect pre-loved toys for the Ronald McDonald House annual Christmas party and received an overwhelming and rapid response from the school community.

More than 300 toys were collected in just two days.

“With a very quick turnaround time, the students rallied and spread the message to not just the Kolbe Community, but to the wider community too,” deputy principal Tim Shanassy said. “With so many people digging deep, our chapel was over-run with generous donations.”

The students delivered the gifts to Ronald McDonald House and got a welcome response from the organisation.

“These toys will be given to children who really deserve to be spoilt this Christmas and we thank all the students, staff and their families for their incredible generosity,” a spokeswoman said.

“We couldn’t believe it when they rocked up with an entire trailer load.”