Thursday, December 17
Rarotonga’s Hospital Comforts group has been helping the sick and suffering, both in-patient and out-patient, for over forty years.
As well as making hospital visits, the comforters raise money for things like crutches, wheelchairs and even specially adapted vans with lifts so that willing helpers can take the wheelchair-bound out and about.
They’re a lovely group, mainly women, always ready to lend a helping hand with a personal touch.
Carol singing at the hospital is a regular occasion each festive season. Santa and the gang load their sacks with presents, cakes and biscuits and travel round the wards delivering Christmas cheer.
As you can see from the video, Santa had plenty of help from the elf, the cute little fairies and the Girls Brigade singers doing their bit to make sure everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy new year.