Christmas tree gets special touch

23:35, Dec 02 2012
Lucy Muir, 4
Decorating talent: Four-year-old Uptown Preschool student Lucy Muir puts the finishing touch on the donated Christmas tree in the entrance of Wairau Hospital.

Wairau Hospital was bitten by the Christmas spirit bug on Friday when 12 little volunteers helped to decorate a giant donated Christmas tree.

Children from Uptown Preschool in Hospital Rd spent the morning attaching decorations they and children in the paediatric ward had made.

Wairau Hospital recruitment co-ordinator Julie Gapper said the tree and decorations came from Centre Point Mall in High St, which is now part of Blenheim Farmers.

The hospital had asked to borrow a tree, but was delighted to be told it could have one instead.

"We are very grateful," Ms Gapper said.

"We definitely wouldn't have been able to afford one otherwise."

The involvement of the Uptown Preschool children showed great community spirit, she said.

The hospital is also planning on having carol singing on December 18. Staff, children and friends will work their way through the hospital and hospice from 7pm onwards.


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