THE Tweeds Heads District Hospital Auxiliary has been doing great work for the past 63 years, forming in 1950 to raise funds for the hospital, 12 years before it actually opened in 1972.

Selling toys, baby clothes, jewellery and more, the auxiliary shop, run at the hospital, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday with a little party and three day sale to acknowledge its achievements.

President Jean Carter said she hoped the celebrations would help raise the auxiliary's profile at the hospital and in the community.

"We moved into the shop ten years ago tomorrow (today) and are just trying to make more of the hospital staff and public aware of the shop," Mrs Carter said.

As usual, the auxiliary is raising funds for much needed equipment, such as 15 Oximeters, worth $1000 each, on the current wish list.

The machines are used to replenish oxygen in the blood and will be a major boost to the hospital.

Drop in on the shop on Powell Street and say hello, you might even find a bargain.



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