On the twelfth day of the 12 Days of Christmas community giving campaign, Member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts teamed up with the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation to wrap gifts at the Clifford Gardens gift wrapping station.
All donations received from the gift wrapping station will go towards helping sick, premmie and high-risk babies at the Toowoomba Hospital as part of this year’s Clifford Gardens Toowoomba Hospital Children’s Appeal.
Mr Watts said the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation provides funding and support to the patients, families and staff of the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home.
“The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation does so much to give back to our community, not only over Christmas, but throughout the entire year,” Mr Watts said.
“We all need the hospital at some point in our lives, which is why the Clifford Gardens Toowoomba Hospital Children’s Appeal is so important.”
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said it was great to see our region’s local leaders giving their time to help out over the festive season.
“Without volunteers the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation wouldn’t be able to continue to do what it does and we’re very excited to welcome Member for Toowoomba North Trevor Watts into our volunteering family at our Clifford Gardens gift wrapping station,” she said.
“Though Christmas is a wonderful time of year to give back, we have lots of wonderful events and fundraisers happening throughout the year that call for volunteers and we always give the people who help us out plenty of love – so why not make volunteering at the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation your New Year’s Resolution for 2019?”
Mr Watts commended the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation and all the community and not-for-profit organisations across Toowoomba North for their ongoing work.
“Christmas can be a difficult time of year for so many people,” he said.
“It’s heartwarming to see so many volunteers and organisations coming together to support those doing it tough this year.”
Last financial year the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation invested $1.78 million in life-saving equipment, programs, research and staff scholarships back into the Toowoomba Hospital, Baillie Henderson Hospital, Mt Lofty Heights Nursing Home and local health care services.