Tyler and Nyesha Robinson check out some of the toys at the Grafton Base
Tyler and Nyesha Robinson check out some of the toys at the Grafton Base

Good mate of Santa bears gifts

STAFF and patients at the Grafton Base Hospital Children’s Ward had wide smiles when Trevor Crisell, of the Special Children’s Christmas Party, made a special delivery yesterday.

Christmas presents for kids of all ages were scattered under two trees near the nurses’ station of the ward and will be distributed to the kids before Christmas.

Nursing unit manager of the children’s ward, Amanda Fryer, said that the hospital was always happy to see Trevor as it meant a lot to the kids.

“We will give the presents out, possibly add to the collection of toys in the playroom and will save a couple to give to kids who celebrate their birthdays while they are in hospital,” she said.

“We really hope to make the kids’ stay a little easier and more enjoyable. Hospitals are not the best places to be, so if we can make this time of year, or their special day a little brighter, we will.”

Trevor Crisell gathers money from Taree to Tamworth to the Queensland border and aims to give any surplus from that fundraising back to the community from which it originated.

“I am somewhere different every day and because we don’t know numbers of who is going to come to the Special Children’s Christmas Party, we have to over-buy. Any leftover toys I take back to the hospitals and give back to the communities.”



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