“A heart-warming and overwhelming response” to families doing it tough

December 22, 2020


Sue Haines and Kylie Roper packing hampers for families in need this Christmas.

An initiative to support families doing it tough this Christmas within the Western Health community has received overwhelming support from staff.

Recognising many families were dealing with the added pressures resulting from COVID-19, at what is already a difficult time of year for many, the call was put out for non-perishable food donations and toiletry items to support three families through The Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood House Inc.

Support for this local charity started with a joint initiative between The JKWC Project Team and Lendlease during the building phase of the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at Sunshine.

Sue Haines from Women’s and Children’s Division worked with Lendlease again to put the call out for donations in the lead up to Christmas.

“A heart-warming and overwhelming response from staff has resulted in a number of families being supported this Christmas,” Sue said.

In addition to supporting families at Christmas, the group will now be able to provide hampers to local families as they prepare their children to return to school in January, all thanks to the generosity of the Western Health community.

A special thank you to the multi-agency team at the Showgrounds RAC, the WH Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Security and Site Leads, Dorevitch Pathology, Your Nursing Agency (YNA) and All Roads Traffic Solutions who jumped on board and so generously donated items for the families connected to The Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood House Inc. What an incredible team we are part of.