A couple of weeks ago we were very privileged to have a group of Māori perform at St Christopher’s in honour of Joy Winitana, a patient on one of the wards.
Joy had been involved in the recent opening ceremony of the Oceania Exhibition at the Royal Academy performing a traditional Haka. With the help of volunteer Judith Freeborn, it was possible for Joy, her friends and family to give something back to St Christopher’s for all the care she had received.
Judith said, “Two of Joy’s friends had come over from New Zealand to see her and were only in the UK for 10 days, so we knew we needed to move quickly if we were going to make the performance happen. We got in touch with the fundraising team and managed to push all the right buttons and were delighted to be able to turn Joy’s dream into a reality.”