Students pull their socks up for Canterbury Hospital by lindahy


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									DATE   4 December 2006

                Students pull their socks up for Canterbury Hospital
                Students at St Mel’s Primary School in Campsie have raised $280 for
                Canterbury Hospital’s children’s ward through a Silly Sock day. Staff and
                students will present the cheque to the Gumnut ward on Tuesday 5
                December 2006 at 10am.

                In October 2006, students in years one to six at St Mel’s donned their
                silliest socks and made a gold coin donation to take part in the Silly Sock
                fundraising day.
                Maria Femia, principal of St Mel’s, said the Silly Sock day benefited
                children at the school as well as the hospital.

                “The silly sock day was organised as part of our Social Justice outreach
                effort for term three, which aims to encourage students to support sick
                children in need in our local area,” said Ms Femia.

                Gary Miller, general manager of Canterbury Hospital, said he is pleased to
                see the local community showing its support for the hospital.

                “Canterbury Hospital looks after over 1,500 local children every year,” he

                “We are very grateful to St Mel's Primary School for this donation which will
                be used to purchase DVDs for patients in the Children's Ward.”

                This media release is available at
                Issued by Sydney South West Area Health Service Public Affairs. For further
                information please contact HELEN CLARKE on (02) 9515 9643.

               Liverpool Office                 Camperdown Office
               Ph: (02) 9828 5700               Ph: (02) 9515 9607
               Fax: (02) 9828 5704              Fax: (02) 9515 9603

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