Wine and savouries for Stawell hospital
Preparations are well underway for an annual Stawell Hospital Auxiliary Wine and Savoury Evening, at Stawell Entertainment Centre on April 13.
The event, starting at 6.30pm, is a celebration of food and wine as well as a fundraiser for Stawell Regional Health. It culminates with an auction of wine from district wineries.
Auxiliary publicity officer Ruth Hatton said the evening was always popular and a great way for people to catch up with friends while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause.
The auxiliary has recently bought the flowing equipment for Stawell hospital: Uroflow meter, used by urologists in theatre, $6000; fridge-freezer, for surgical use in theatre, $600; doppler ultrasound for podiatry, for diabetes and legwound assessment, $2200.
“The auxiliary was able to purchase these items from money raised at our Garden Day last November,” Ms Hatton said.
“A huge thank-you to all the people who opened their wonderful gardens, assisting us in raise so much money to purchase much-needed equipment. We hope the public will support our Wine and Savoury Evening to enable us to continue contributing to the hospital in this manner.”
Tickets are $20 and available from Merrilyne Middleton, 5358 1952, Ruth Hatton, 5358 4789, or any auxiliary member.