Students deck hospital's halls

SHALOM College students decided to spread some festive cheer by decking the halls of the Friendly Society Private Hospital, volunteering to put up the hospital's Christmas decorations.

A group of 22 students began dusting off boxes of decorations and Christmas items, and the hospital's 10 Christmas trees.

Volunteer co-ordinator Wendy Walters said the student's help was welcome.

"It has been wonderful to welcome the students this year to help us with the decorations," Ms Walters said.

"They have brought such a joy to putting up the decorations and it became a really festive, celebratory event instead of just something that had to be done.

"I think everyone who visits the hospital over the next few weeks will agree they have done an amazing job."

Shalom College teacher said the students visit worked in well with the teachings of the school.

"We encourage our students at Shalom College to actively live their faith and serve others in the community," Ms Huntly said.

"We hope this act of Christmas giving will have a positive impact on those who might need hope at this special time of year."



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