Community call-out to help paint the Fairfield Hospital Children's Ward

Giving back: David Butterfield, Susan Nguyen, Angelina Ntiamoah, Thy Ha, Kim Quach and Tria Sahemi at Fairfield Hospital. Picture: Chris Lane
Giving back: David Butterfield, Susan Nguyen, Angelina Ntiamoah, Thy Ha, Kim Quach and Tria Sahemi at Fairfield Hospital. Picture: Chris Lane

Susan Nguyen,Thy Ha and Kim Quach need the community's help - and it is no laughing matter.

Last year the local trio created a not-for-profit group called The Laughing Factory. In October, they raised $25,000 towards abolishing human trafficking at their first charity event.

This year the criteria was local, community and children.

So The Laughing Factory in conjunction with Rotary Club of Cabramatta are helping paint the Fairfield Hospital Children's Ward.

Project Paint will involve brightening up the treatment room, common room and play room.

School teacher Angelina Ntiamoah has designed the six murals that will go onto the walls which carry under the water and safari themes.

"The children's ward could be mistaken for an adult ward in terms of appearance," Ms Ha said.

"We hope to bring more colour and life and for children during treatment provide a means of distraction. The nurses or doctors could say find the pink hippopotamus and kids could find it while getting treatment."

The group are calling on volunteers to help them complete the project which they hope to finish early next year.

They need creative people. They need non-creative people. They need willing people.

The last two months they have held a sausage sizzle at Canley Heights Town Centre to raise funds for paint and equipment for the project. Any extra funds will be donated to help the hospital purchase an item from their wish list.

"We want to promote to other young adults you can have a life and give back. It is so fulfilling," said Thy of Canley Vale.

"For us it started as an idea out of a conversation. We have the capacity and time to give back and what should we do and that's why we created The Laughing Factory."

  • If you want to be part of Project Paint email thelaughingfactory.au@gmail.com