The Oxygen team were able to collect over one hundred pyjama sets for the ward—which was double what they collected last year. The team credit the large number of the donations to the generosity of their staff, landlords and tenants, The Warehouse Lower Hutt, and the greater Wellington community.
Bridget Jopson, who works in Oxygen's marketing team, said it was a "chance to give something back to the local community."
"This is our third year running the collection and much to our surprise, it keeps getting even bigger each time—everyone wants to help because it's such great cause."
Hutt Hospital's Children’s Health Service clinical nurse manager, Sagni Prasad explained that, "often children on our ward are admitted unexpectedly, and as a result, their families do not have time to prepare—so the children often come without something to sleep in."
"It's awesome to be able to give them pyjamas, and their parents are always very grateful. They help keep the children warm, and feel more settled and comfortable during their hospital stay."
“Our whole team are blown away by the amount of PJ’s donated, and we want to thank everyone who supported the collection—your donations will put many smiles on our children’s faces this winter.”