iPad gift to delight sick kids

Swinging success: Mayor Col Mitchell, Amanda Ramsey, Wollondilly Council general manager Les McMahon, and Leisa Rathborne with the new iPads for children with cancer at Campbelltown Hospital. Picture: Simon Bennett
Swinging success: Mayor Col Mitchell, Amanda Ramsey, Wollondilly Council general manager Les McMahon, and Leisa Rathborne with the new iPads for children with cancer at Campbelltown Hospital. Picture: Simon Bennett

CHILDREN being treated for cancer at Campbelltown Hospital have a new gadget to play with, thanks to a Wollondilly fund-raiser.

Last week Wollondilly Council donated 16 third-generation iPads with leather cases and iTunes vouchers to children at Campbelltown Hospital who are being treated for cancer.

The iPads were bought with the almost $10,000 raised at this year's Mayoral Charity Golf Day.

Wollondilly mayor Col Mitchell said he wanted to provide something that could take their minds off their illnesses.

"These kids have already been shocked," he said.

Cr Mitchell said the children who would benefit from using the iPads were all waiting for results. "They [the iPads] will stay in the hospital forever."

Campbelltown Hospital general manager Leisa Rathborne said she was very grateful.

"We thank mayor Col Mitchell, the businesses and the keen golfers who made this generous donation possible," she said.

"These iPads will help provide entertainment for our young patients with cancer."

The backs of the iPads are stamped with the Wollondilly Council logo.