Helping to patch our hospital
THE team of ladies and gentlemen at the Gin Gin Hospital Auxiliary have graciously accepted a gorgeous quilt from the Childers Quilters.
The Gin Gin Hospital Auxiliary president Ann Pearce said when she first joined in the 1980’s, she was under the impression the government paid for everything in a hospital.
“We are very grateful for the donation from the Childers Quilters,” Mrs Pearce said.
The auxiliary relies heavily on donations and fundraising to support the hospital. “We will have the quilt as the main prize for the cent sale in October,” she said.
All the money raised will buy new equipment for the hospital. Over the years they have purchased new medical books for the doctors, blanket warmers for palliative care patients and specialised equipment including a new bladder scanner.
The auxiliary raised $16,000 with the generous support of driver reviver to purchase a new bladder scanner.
“We donated the old bladder scanner to the Paris Unit in Bundaberg, it was still in perfect working order,” she said.
The cent sales have become a fantastic fundraiser for the auxiliary. They have given away outdoor furniture, groceries, Dubbo Zoo tickets and Gold Coast Theme Park tickets. Each year, local businesses in Gin Gin donate goods to the fundraising efforts.
“We sell raffle tickets at Gin Gin IGA,” Mrs Pearce said.
The raffle tickets cost as little as $1, its loose change and the auxiliary needs community support to continue its great work for the hospital.
Mrs Pearce said it would be fantastic to get some younger people involved and to become members of the auxiliary.
“My grandchildren are involved and I am very proud of them,” she said.
Ben Robertson, who is only 14-years-old, said he enjoyed doing community work and encouraged others to do the same.
“It would be better if there were more people my age,” he said.
Gin Gin Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers and fundraisers.
The next cent sale is on Saturday, August 29, at the RSL Hall in Milden St.
Entry is $1 and includes morning tea.
When you see the team selling raffle tickets at IGA buy one as you never know your luck.
For more information contact Ann Pearce on 4157 2596.
Meetings are held at the Gin Gin Hospital, 5 King St, Gin Gin on the first Monday of the month at 1.30pm
PRIZE QUILT: Judy Robertson, Alex Robertson, Ann Pearce (Hospital Auxiliary President), Gary Robertson, Kaye Hughes and Ben Robertson.