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Wishing tree

Wishing tree

Being set up today

Portland District Health’s annual wishing tree is being set up today [23.11], giving the community a chance to make Christmas a bit brighter for local people in need.

PDH Community Liaison Carolyn Malseed said the wishing tree would play an even bigger role than usual this year as the region emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.

All presents will go to local families through the Portland Branch of the Salvation Army.

To ensure social distancing and COVID-19 protocols are followed, PDH has two drop-off places for gifts.

Between 8am – 4pm there will be a tub between the two automatic doors at the front entrance for easy and quick drop off. People can also place presents under the Christmas tree which will be located in the healing garden dining area near the hospital kiosk, beside the lift near the front entrance.

“We want to ensure a smooth traffic flow for all those entering through the front entrance,” Ms Malseed said.

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All presents will go to local families through the Portland Branch of the Salvation Army.

Donated presents can be wrapped, though that is not a necessity.

Christmas tags are available on the tree if people would like to label their present.

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