Ann McClintock says she will “work her butt off” to meet the $40,000 target set by the Batemans Bay Hospital Auxiliary.
“Our goal is to collect $10,000 by Christmas,” she said.
The auxiliary president said the money would buy new hospital equipment including wheelchairs, a lifter, and a $22,000 observation monitor: “We are in shopping centres at the moment; selling raffle tickets and we will be wrapping gifts. We work our butts off”.
Vice-president Patricia Sweeney has been with the auxiliary for 18 years. She said it was becoming harder to raise funds: “It seems people have shorter arms and longer pockets now,” Ms Sweeney said.
She said, state wide, auxiliaries gifted hospitals nearly $6 million last year: “People say the government should supply everything the hospitals need but auxiliaries have always made a big contribution”.
”We have our hand-made market at the Soldiers Club this Saturday,” Ms McClintock said.
“Buy your presents and help us help the hospital.”
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