Munching on a bit of history
THE humble Anzac biscuit will be doing its part to improve the Eidsvold Hospital.
Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary members have been busy whipping up batches of Anzac biscuits to raise money for a weatherproof outdoors structure.
The biscuits will be sold at a stall on Eidsvold’s main street today from 10am-2pm.
The auxiliary is hoping to raise $20,000 to provide a weatherproof structure for a sitting area for patients and visitors.
The sitting area is only covered by a shade cloth, leaving users open to the elements.
Because the area is near the helipad, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority must approve the proposed structure.
Auxiliary member Karen Jones believed providing a structure would improve the quality of life for patients.
“We have the aged care section and for them it is their home,” she said.
“A lot of them would have sat outside and watched the wallabies on the helipad and the birds, but come rainy weather they are stuck inside.”
A new structure would provide shelter over the ramp to the sitting area.
Ms Jones said the new structure would also benefit acute patients by allowing them a change of scenery.
Any leftover biscuits will be donated to Eidsvold RSL for morning tea after the Anzac Day service.
The auxiliary is also planning a murder mystery dinner in July.
NO TOUGH COOKIES: Karen Jones has been busy whipping up Anzac biscuits to raise money for the Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary.