Lower Blue Mountains Rotary takes part in Trees of Hope campaign at Panthers

Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club is taking part in Penrith Panthers' "Trees of Hope" campaign through the club's Friends of Nepean Emergency (FONE) project.

Members of the public can vote for the best decorated tree, with the winners receiving a cash prize.

Amanda Roots, Irene Morrison, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, and Karalyn Brown with Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club's Christmas tree.

Amanda Roots, Irene Morrison, Carolyn Fitzpatrick, and Karalyn Brown with Lower Blue Mountains Rotary Club's Christmas tree.

FONE aims to support children and their parents in the emergency department. More than 500 young patients each month will be provided resources to entertain themselves whilst undergoing treatment for illness and accidents at Nepean Hospital Emergency. The activity kits will include two colouring books (one for 3-7-year-old and one for 8-11-year-old) along crayons, pencils and stickers.

FONE's Committee chair said: "We welcome this opportunity to raise awareness of the work they do in the emergency department at Nepean Hospital. Our Christmas tree has an Australiana theme with handmade ornaments of koalas, kangaroos, crocodiles and emus as well as painted gum leaves and gumnuts. The colourful bags on the tree contain pencils and stickers, representing the children's activity kits given out at Nepean Emergency department."

Panthers members can visit the Christmas trees in the club's foyer.

People can vote for Number 2 FONE tree and make a difference to the many children that will be treated at Nepean's emergency department.