This week, Latrobe Health Services kicked off its Wishing Tree Appeal at its offices and branches in Gippsland. Latrobe is supporting Quantum Support Services by accepting unwrapped gifts and non-perishable hamper food for Quantum clients.

The Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal helps ensure that Christmas is a special day for the Gippsland community.

Latrobe Health Services CEO, Ian Whitehead, said Latrobe is a proud supporter of many community organisations.

“We recognise organisations like Quantum do an amazing job in our community, and we’re proud to be supporters,” said Mr Whitehead.

“We know that this year has been another challenging one. Donating a gift to our Wishing Tree Appeal can help take pressure of families who are already experiencing a stressful and difficult time.

“Donating a gift can bring a smile to the faces of children and their families at a special time of year,” continued Mr Whitehead.

Donations can include unwrapped new toys for children aged 0-18; new linen, toiletries and other items for women starting their lives over and non-perishable food for gift hampers

Quantum is a Gippsland based organisation with offices in Morwell, Warragul, Sale and Bairnsdale. They support the local community with services including foster and kinship care, homelessness support, family violence services and more.

Latrobe Health Services last year donated a $1M community support package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Christmas Wishing Trees are on display in Latrobe Health Services branches in Warragul, Moe and Traralgon. Gifts are also accepted at our Bairnsdale branch. Gifts will be accepted until Thursday, 9 December. Branches are open 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

Established in 1951, Latrobe Health Services is a Gippsland based not-for-profit private health insurer with more than 87,000 members across Australia. Latrobe prides itself on providing quality cover and exceptional service to members.

Pictured above, Latrobe staffers, Bailey and Kathleen kick off Latrobe's Wishing Tree appeal.