Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital staff dig deep for Foodbank WA


SCGH executive director Tony Dolan (front) with hospital executive and service staff, along with Foodbank’s Janie Brackenridge (third from back).
SCGH executive director Tony Dolan (front) with hospital executive and service staff, along with Foodbank’s Janie Brackenridge (third from back).

STAFF at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) have gathered 10 bins and more than 15 boxes worth of goodies for families in need this Christmas.

The hospital is in its third year of collecting items for Foodbank, encouraging more than 5000 staff across the campus to get involved.

SCGH executive director Tony Dolan said it was the staff’s way of engaging with everyone who uses their service.

“As a hospital, that’s what we do every day; we give back,” Mr Dolan said.

Foodbank WA community fundraising and events officer Janie Brackenridge said it was vital for the organisation to get big groups like SCGH on board for the festive season.

“These items will go to families in need over Christmas,” she said.

“Foodbank currently feeds over 94,000 people a month, but 13,000 still miss out.”

Last Christmas, Foodbank collected more than 30,000kg of food from organisations, community groups, sporting clubs and more.

Foodbank is encouraging everyone who can to donate this Christmas; $10 can feed 20 children who are going hungry.

For more information, visit www.foodbankwa.org.au.

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