The Logan Emergency Services Santa Run takes place on Christmas morning, is organised each year by Louie Naumovski from Logan House Fire Support Network and senior members of the Woodridge Fire Station.
For the past few months, Mr Naumovski has been working tirelessly collecting toys, lollies, and other gifts to be given to the children along the Santa Run and most importantly to sick children who will spend Christmas in Logan Hospital.
“Just like before we will be departing Woodridge Fire Station on Christmas Day and travelling the streets handing out lollies and donating the presents kindly donated to those children in need and at the Children’s Hospital,” said Mr Naumovski.
“Closer to Christmas, we will have a map drawn up of the route we will be taking so that everyone will know where they can see us and meet us along our journey.”
While the map is yet to be released, it is expected that the convoy will be hitting the roads around Woodridge, Logan Central, Marsden and Loganlea giving out lollies and presents. They will make stops along the way for children to meet Santa and receive a gift.
The trip ends at the Logan Hospital Children’s Ward where the group will hand out gifts to sick children in an effort to bring joy at this time of year.
Councillor for Division 5, Jon Raven, said Logan is known for our community spirit and the Christmas Day Emergency Services Santa Run is a perfect example.
“Everyone who is involved is volunteering their time on their Christmas morning to bring joy to others.
“What a perfect gift to give to our community at the end of another challenging year. Well done to everyone involved for creating smiles and memories that will last a lifetime,” Cr Raven said.
If you want to see the parade of emergency vehicles with lights and sirens and a chance to get some lollies, be sure to follow Logan House Fire Support Network on Facebook.
“Logan is such a special place, and it shows when so many generous people are thrilled to give up their Christmas mornings to spread the cheer,” said Cr Mindy Russell.
“Last year I put my hand up to join Louie from Logan House Fire Support Network and all the amazing emergency services on the convoy throughout the city.
“Nothing compares to the joy on everyone’s faces as we came through each neighbourhood with lollies, waves and smiles on Christmas morning,” she said.
Logan House Fire Support Network are a registered Not For Profit Organisation, that specialise in helping families who have been through a house fire.
Their aim is to provide care packs for the families immediately, with these care packs containing basic necessities that everyone takes for granted.
Logan House Fire Support Network provide immediate emergency accommodation if needed, and then will help in finding permanent accommodation as well as re-furnishing and getting the family back on their feet.
“We are in need of more donations of lollies to hand out to the many kids that line the streets to see Santa in the Fire Truck,” said Mr Naumovski.
“Cut of date for donations is 15th December so if you have something you would like to give, please contact me via my Facebook page.
“Every donation helps us to bring a smile to a child’s face there is nothing better than seeing a kid smile on Christmas Day.”
Photos by Bruce Billing