STANDING under the Eidsvold Hospital’s new undercover area, auxiliary members gathered to check out the new area they worked hard to establish.
The cost of the new structure was $20,000 which was fully funded by the Hospital Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts over many years.
The Eidsvold Hospital Auxiliary announced the completion of the covered outside area at the hospital last Wednesday.
Auxiliary president Dot Hamilton said the members thanked the community for their support.
“Once again we have a very busy fundraising calendar ahead of us,” Mrs Hamilton said.
“The all-weather sun shelter or awning will bring pleasure to the hospital patients and staff as they all take a break from the indoors.”
Hospital Director of Nursing Nikki Maher said the shelter was a welcome addition and would allow people to get outdoors.
“The members of the auxiliary have done so much for the hospital over the years I don’t know how to thank them,” Ms Maher said.
“They are responsible for all the air-conditioning in the whole of the hospital and that is something that we couldn’t live without.”
Mrs Hamilton said they had spent thousands of dollars over the years and Eidsvold’s hospital is the jewel in the crown.
Fundraising activities this year will include Anzacs for Anzac Day on April 24 outside of the newsagency.
Caroline Lamb from Gayndah has also donated a butterfly design handcrafted quilt that will be raffled.
“You will see tickets at the Anzac biscuit stall and at the annual show on May 3 and in some of our local businesses,” Mrs Hamilton said.
“We also have the Springtime Fair on October 10 and we are looking for stall holders to set up outside the community hall in the adjacent park.”
Also planned is the Santa Fair to be held on December 5 with food and craft items on sale.
“We would welcome anyone who would like to volunteer their time to help make our great hospital even better,” Mrs Hamilton said.
Enquiries phone Dot on 4165 1397.
SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL: Biggenden State School principal Ros Rackemann and Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd with a cheque to help fund the relocation of the school’s Anzacmemorial.