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New pyjamas brighten up Childrens Ward

02 July 2021

87 pairs of brand-new pyjamas have been gifted to Tauranga Hospital’s Childrens Ward by the Welcome Bay Lions Club, just in time for winter.

New pyjamas brighten up Childrens Ward
Pictured with some of the new pyjamas are (from left) Margaret Tamati, Sue Lowe, Registered Nurse Karyn Sanson, Childrens Ward Nurse Manager Lynnece Dowle Back, Registered Nurse Leoni Kinton, Ngaire Wilson, Registered Nurse Marie Crestwell and Phil Stocks.

The pyjamas are gifted to any children who need them, said Registered Nurse and Welcome Bay Lions Club member Karyn Sanson. “Often children will come to hospital unexpectedly, home might be too far away, they may have been in an accident, or they may just need a pick-me-up,” she explains.

“We get really big grins from both the children and parents when we give them new pyjamas, it can really change the mood.”

Welcome Bay Lions Club President Phil Stocks said that the money for the pyjamas was raised by selling raffle tickets, chopping and selling firewood and holding BBQs.

This is the third year the Welcome Bay Lions Club have gifted pyjamas to the Childrens Ward. The Warehouse Tauriko kindly provided the pyjamas at a discounted rate.