Santa spreads the Christmas cheer to kids in hospital
SANTA is certainly being kept busy in Lismore this month!
The North Pole resident has been spreading the festive cheer as far as he can lately.
On December 6, Santa and Mrs Claus made a special visit to the Lismore Base Hospital, where they handed out presents and candy canes to patients in the Children's Ward and Emergency Department.
His visit was thanks to Kmart, who donated the gifts, and the Lismore Shopping Square, who organised the expedition.
Marketing Manager at the Lismore Shopping Square, Hannah Ivan, said it was a wonderful thing they were able to do, with help from Kmart and Santa himself.
She said it was done to bring some joy and some smiles to people who were doing it a bit tough at Christmas.
In addition, it also gave children who were being treated in hospital the chance to get their photograph taken with Santa at the Square.
The young patients got the chance to have their Christmas photo taken, which were then printed out for their parents to pick up at the Square, free of charge.
Santa also got to visit the nursing staff at the hospital, and bring them some Christmas cheer during what is a very busy time for them.
Colouring in competition
The Lismore Shopping Square's Christmas colouring in competition is currently running, closing on Christmas Eve.
Children up to the age of 12 can participate in the competition.
Santa will then pick the best artwork, and - thanks to Kmart - the winner will have $250 worth of present delivered to their home on Christmas Eve.
A colouring in sheet can be collected at Santa's Enchanted Forest at the Square (Where kids can also have their photo taken with Santa up until Christmas Eve).