Castlemaine Health delivers early Christmas cheer

In its third year, the Castlemaine Health Christmas Tree Project is once again delivering the goods to those in our community who could use a little support this Christmas.

The Christmas Tree Project is a staff initiative. It is wonderfully supported by all departments of the hospital through their donations of quality non-perishable food and toiletries each October and November.

Project coordinator and Theatre Recovery Nurse at Castlemaine Health Lisa Jackson said, “Once the goods have been collected from around the hospital, staff come together to sort and pack them into hampers. This year our CEO Ian Fisher and new Director of Nursing, Kathleen Fair, both helped out as part of the Castlemaine Health family to help spread a little Christmas cheer to our local community.”

In December, Castlemaine Housing Service will deliver the hampers throughout Castlemaine and surrounds to where they will best make a difference.

Lisa said “This year we’ve packed 38 hampers from hundreds of individual donations. It’s a great result and a big thank you should go to our staff and others who gave so generously”.

Ian Fisher, CEO, said “Every year our staff do a fantastic job to get these hampers together and we’re grateful for the support of Castlemaine Housing Service to help us get them to those in need. Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, so if our hampers help make things just a little easier then we’re glad that we’ve been able to help.”

Castlemaine Health is proud to once again affirm its commitment and support to the local community and is grateful to be able to provide real, practical support through the Christmas Tree initiative.

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