Christ­mas cheer sweeps chil­dren’s ward

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS -

CARTER Rogers couldn’t wipe the smile off his face af­ter dis­cov­er­ing Christ­mas ar­rived early at Mt Druitt Hos­pi­tal.

The five-year-old has spent the past few days in the hos­pi­tal with ton­sil­li­tis, but got a big sur­prise on Fri­day, wak­ing up to Christ­mas presents.

The staff at Ersk­ine Park’s Stir Crazy have played Santa and his elves at the hos­pi­tal for the past five years, giv­ing out gifts to all the sick kids in De­cem­ber.

“We wanted to be able to do­nate some­thing lo­cally as the larger hos­pi­tals get so many do­na­tions, then I put it to the owner of Stir Crazy and we went ahead with it,” restau­rant man­ager Deb­o­rah Smolen said.

Carter’s mother Rachel Rogers said the event made a dif­fi­cult time a bit eas­ier for them.

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