Santa spreads Christmas cheer to children’s ward

Toys for Tickets
Santa arrived in a VMR boat at Bundaberg Hospital to spread Christmas cheer.

He may not have had his sleigh and reindeer but Santa still arrived in style at Bundaberg Hospital, in a Volunteer Marine Rescue boat, to help spread Christmas cheer to sick children.

The Toys for Tickets event, organised in partnership by Hitz939, Harvey Norman and Reading Cinemas, has been operating to collect Christmas presents for sick kids and families in need.

Hitz939 morning host Tracey Sergiacomi said participants were asked drop in presents to Harvey Norman in return for a double pass to Reading Cinemas.

She said Santa and the team made a special visit to the children's ward, arriving in a Volunteer Marine Rescue boat to help spread Christmas cheer and hand out the donated gifts.

“Today we visited six children from the hospital to deliver presents,” she said.

“Edon Place and Jeremiah House also received gifts and we have also been fortunate to help local families through this great cause.”

Tracey said although the event had been running for the past six years, the smiles on the faces of those receiving gifts never got old.

“There is a lot of people finding it difficult at this time of year and it is a great feeling being able to help them out,” she said.

The team involved in the toys for tickets campaign.