Munch­ing on a bit of his­tory

Central and North Burnett Times - - AROUND TOWN -

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.

PHOTO: KATHER­INE KOKKO­NEN

NO TOUGH COOK­IES: Karen Jones has been busy whip­ping up An­zac bis­cuits to raise money for the Eidsvold Hospi­tal Aux­il­iary.

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