His reindeer are resting for Christmas Eve but that didn’t stop Santa from swinging by the construction site of the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital for a special delivery.
For the second year in a row, Santa did a fly-by on his big red sleigh with a little help from a Graham Construction crane. He then visited the Acute Care Pediatrics Unit to deliver a number of toys, including a Nintendo DS for the unit’s playroom. Fundraising for over 50 gifts, the shopping and the wrapping was done by Graham employees.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been important to Graham, but today is extra special,” Colin Anderson, Graham Construction vice president, said.
Santa spread cheer by spending time with children not well enough to leave their hospital rooms. Brynn Boback-Lane, President and CEO of Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation said the visit was a great reminder for how meaningful it can be to give back to children and families in need this time of year.
“From Santa and his elves to the Graham Construction team, we’re grateful to everyone for remembering kids in hospital during the holidays,” she said.
Construction of Saskatchewan’s new maternal and children’s hospital is over 70 per cent complete and is on schedule for a late 2019 opening. The Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation’s capital campaign has raised $61 million towards a $75 million goal.
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