Christmas comes early for sick kids

10 Dec 2014

Patients at the Mount Druitt Hospital Children’s Ward thought their Christmas had arrived early, thanks to the generous spirit of Erskine Park’s Stir Crazy Noodle Restaurant.

For the fourth year staff from the eatery visited the young patients to surprise them with presents.

Transformers, Avengers figurines, Hot Wheels cars, Glitter Princess dolls, jewellery and make-up sets were some of the gifts the children received.


Mount Druitt Hospital Children’s Ward nurse unit manager Mildred Villason said she was amazed by the variety of presents and is thankful for Stir Crazy’s continued support.

“Being in hospital at any time is hard for children, but being in hospital over Christmas is even harder,”

“All children love gifts  no matter how sick they are and to see their faces light up is better than any medicine.

“The doctors and nurses love seeing the children interact and play with their early Christmas presents, which take their minds off their treatment or illness”, Ms Villason said.

Stir Crazy Restaurant manager Deborah Smolen said each year her staff opens up their hearts and wallets to help the local community.

“We enjoy this time of year where we can really make a difference for some families.

“For us Christmas is about the spirit of giving and it’s something we will continue to do at Mount Druitt Hospital”, she said.