Several emergency services turned out yesterday, December 22, at the Kensington Tavern to help prepare for Monday’s Logan Emergency Services Santa Run.

The Santa run is in its fifth year and again being organised by Louie Naumovski with help from sponsors and emergency service workers.

The donation day saw many locals stopping by with bags full of toys and lollies that will be given out on Christmas Day along the run and to the sick children at the Logan Hospital Children’s Unit.

Vehicles at Donation Day
Vehicles at Donation Day

“The donation day is for a good cause as lots of children wait for us around the streets of Logan,” said Mr Naumovski.

“We depart Woodridge Fire Station at 8am Monday morning, 25 December, with lights and sirens blaring with lollies getting thrown out the windows of the emergency services vehicles.

“There are now a couple of reasons why we are doing this with the run originally started to help the kids at the Logan Children’s Hospital solely, but this has just grown and grown we now also help the Queensland Police Service in the Child Protection Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit,” said Mr Naumovski.

Child Enjoying the Fire Truck
Child Enjoying the Fire Truck

“The toys that people donate now go to the Children’s Hospital and the two units in the police service.”

“We will be accepting toys and lollies at the Kensington Tavern until Saturday, 23 December, afternoon before the emergency services elves will come in and get them all ready for Monday morning.”

The team are looking for unwrapped gifts for children and wrapped lollies as well as colouring in books and pencils.

Tavern Staff and Louie
Tavern Staff and Louie

For further information, contact Louie on 0411 826 114.

 Photos by Bruce Billing Photography

Cr Jon Raven and Louie Naumovski at Donation Day
Cr Jon Raven and Louie Naumovski at Donation Day
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