Christmas Tea and Sale this Friday evening
The Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital (ICMH) Auxiliary is preparing for the annual Christmas Tea and Sale.
The event will take place Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Inverness Fire Hall
Members have been meeting and contributors have been busy preparing for this much anticipated event.
Twice yearly, for more than 40 years, the auxiliary hosts a tea and sale as its main fundraisers. Residents from the entire catchment area, spanning the Margarees to Whycocomagh, Judique and all areas between, contribute and attend, ensuring the success of the events.
This, of course, enables the auxiliary to purchase much needed equipment for ICMH.
The hospital’s most recent acquisition through the auxiliary was a portable ultrasound machine.
The first portable ultrasound machine was purchased in 2012; this piece of equipment is still very functional and will continue to be useful.
This new and up-to-date diagnostic tool will significantly assist physicians in diagnosing patient illness. The new equipment comes with a price tag in the area of $60,000.
This fall, all of the auxiliary’s fundraising efforts will be directed to pay for this valuable new asset to our patient care.
The auxiliary also has raffle tickets for sale on a Christmas Cheer and Charcuterie package which will be drawn Dec. 14, ‘just in time for Christmas.’
The auxiliary acknowledged the “generous” contributors on this package; Larch Wood, Glenora Inn & Distillery, Shean Co-op, Trufflebar Chocolates and auxiliary quilters.
The ICMH Auxiliary was a recent nominee and award winner at the 100 Women Who Care Rural Cape Breton event.
The auxiliary acknowledged the wonderful work of this organization and expressed their appreciation for the recognition and award of $16,300; funds which will go towards the benefit of those who use the hospital.