Our auxiliary are top fundraisers
TWEED Heads Hospital Auxiliary have approved the purchase of 10 low-height electronic beds as well as a birthing bed for the Tweed Heads Hospital with proceeds from the auxiliary’s annual fete.
The electronic beds will cost $3991 each and the birthing bed will cost $25,923.95, which will be placed in the maternity ward where 140 babies were born in September.
At the annual state conference the Tweed Heads Hospital auxiliary received the runner-up trophy for the most money raised in the past year.
The Tweed Heads auxiliary was beaten by John Hunter Auxiliary Newcastle.
The auxiliary also received a merit certificate for raising more than $200,000 this year and for raising more than $500 per member.
The 210 auxiliaries included 6,288 members state-wide and raised a total of $9,630,375.
This year’s total is $2million more than last year’s fundraising efforts.
Total volunteer hours for auxiliary members was 6,941,934 hours for the past year.
The auxiliary’s Christmas raffle will commence on Wednesday, November 18 in the hospital foyer. A cake stall will start the raffle off and ticket sales will continue in clubs and shopping centres.
The raffle will be drawn at Tweed City the week before Christmas.
New member welcomed to the auxiliary in November was Denise Morton. The next meeting will be at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre on December 7 at 1.30pm.
Contact Merle Graham on (07) 5536 1441 for more information.