AFP Legacy, joined by members of ACT Policing and 14 new recruits have put a smile on the faces of sick kids after making a special visit to the Paediatric and Oncology units at Canberra Hospital.
Members, including special guests Constable Kenny Koala, Superintendent Cassie and Tilly the koala, chatted to the kids and handed out Kenny Koala toys, balloons and colouring books.
The team also sat and spoke with patients in Oncology whilst they underwent their cancer treatment.
AFP Legacy Vice President Owen Law said that the visit was a great chance for AFP Legacy to support community members in need and was extremely well received by the patients, staff and members of the public.
“AFP Legacy exists to support AFP families under the most extreme circumstances. This gave an opportunity to extend that support to the families of the community in which AFP play a part,” he said
“The looks on the faces of the kids in the paediatrics wards was truly unforgettable and extremely rewarding,” he said.
Manager of Canberra Hospital Foundation Caitlin Silec said the Foundation was incredibly grateful to the AFP for spending time with patients.
“The patients benefited greatly from the visit and a noticeable boost in morale was seen by all in attendance. The Canberra Hospital Foundation hopes that the recruits will be able to visit again to benefit patients at Canberra Hospital.”
To wrap up the successful visit AFP Legacy provided the hospital staff with a number of cakes in appreciation for the wonderful work they do.