'Tis the season for giving

11 Dec 2015

You might think Julie Clarke is standing in the middle of a Toys R US store leading up to Christmas.

Well you'd be wrong - this is the Western Sydney Local Health finance business support officer's office space.

For the past three years, Julie has promoted the Smith Family's Toy and Book Appeal, asking staff to contribute items which will be donated to the Smith Family, hoping to bring a smile to a disadvantaged child's face this Christmas.

Julie Clarke from WSLHD with the toys she has collected for the Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal


Julie asked all WSLHD facilities to contribute to this generous and thoughtful appeal.

"Never in a million years did I think we would get this kind of response from our staff," she said.

"There are some really kind staff out there and I'm delighted at the types of gifts I received.

"I'm going to have to use a truck to transport the presents to the Smith Family facility."

Julie wants to increase the contributions in 2016.