Donated pyjamas will be keeping kiwi kids warm this winter thanks to the efforts of staff and patients of Medford House Dental in Hamilton.

The Lumino dental practice in Collingwood Street joined the Foster Hope Pyjama Drive and collected more than 100 pairs of pyjamas for the cause.

The annual event organised by Foster Hope provides donated pyjamas to foster children, many of whom have never had a new pair of pyjamas before.

Sharnah Phillips who works out of Lumino's Support Office in Auckland and started the pyjama drive for the company, says she never expected to see so many items donated.


"After being told about the Foster Hope PJ Drive, I looked into the cause and thought it would be great to get the support office involved," she says.

"Some of practices jumped on board, the Medford House Practice even had their patients donating."

Medford House alone collected more than 100 pairs of pyjamas and practice manager

Christine Quirke wants to acknowledge the support from all their patients who donated.
We even had patients asked to be phoned if we did anything like this again," she says.

This year Foster Hope collected more than 8000 pairs of pyjamas.