Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary has won a NSW merit award after raising $100,000 in the 2017-18 financial year.
The nine south-eastern branches combined to raise $359,268.06 – a total which delighted Moruya auxiliary honorary secretary Kath Smith.
“What a result in such hard times for our country branches,” Ms Smith said.
“We think this is good news for our region plus New South Wales.
The Moruya branch is part of the United Hospital Auxiliaries of NSW Inc.
The merit award was given at the recent 85th Annual State Conference held at Bankstown.
“The conference is an opportunity to network with members of other branches throughout New South Wales and share ideas,” Ms Smith said
“Business day saw speaker Professor Brad Frankum OAM and also debate on resolutions.”
Other guests included Professor Gordian Fulde OA, St Vincent’s Hopsital’s emergency department for three decades, Patron Linda Hurley, wife of His Excellency, the Honourable David Hurley, Governor of NSW. They presented life memberships.
“Our state treasurer announced in her 2017-2018 financial Report, that the Auxiliaries, through our 190 branches and 5419 members, had raised Net $6,109,068.70 and gifted $5,140,657.24 for the comfort and care of patients in hospitals, MPS and Community Health throughout NSW,” Ms Smith said.
“Members were congratulated on the total hours volunteered – 970,952 – which equates to 532 full time employees.
“Moruya District Hospital Auxiliary was presented with a Merit Award Certificate for raising over $100,000 net.
“Auxiliaries throughout NSW could not achieve these wonderful results without our communities and w thank them for their continual support.”
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