Toys, tablets and TVs donated to children's ward

From left: Hutt hospital associate clinical nurse manager Debbie Poutoa, clinical nurse manager Sagni Prasad, and Hutt ...
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From left: Hutt hospital associate clinical nurse manager Debbie Poutoa, clinical nurse manager Sagni Prasad, and Hutt Valley High School students Michaela Judson and Jack Wellwood. The students dropped by Hutt Hospital on June 9 to hand over donations of toys and tablets for children staying at the hospital to use.

A trolley loaded down with toys was wheeled into the Hutt Hospital last Friday.

Hutt Valley High School students Michaela Judson and Jack Wellwood dropped by the hospital with armloads of donations for the children's ward. Among the donated goodies were Moana puzzles, tea sets and board games, as well as a TV and several tablets. 

"It's nice to see it's going to a really good cause," Judson said.

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Service captains Judson and Wellwood helped organise a mufti day at their school recently and raised about $1800. They went on a spending spree at The Warehouse and Paper Plus, where both organisations had given them a discount for their shopping.

Hospital clinical nurse manager Sagni Prasad gave them directions on what was needed – toys and books for children aged zero to 16 and no soft toys. The rest was up to the teenagers.

"I felt like a kid, going through the store being like 'I want this one, I want that one," Wellwood said.

The students  were given a tour of the ward and other areas the toys would go. Prasad thanked them for their work and invited them back later to see the kids enjoying toys.

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