For Janice Memery, being a part of the RCH Auxiliaries is a family tradition.
“My mum joined Broadmeadows Auxiliary in 1975 because she wanted to be involved in something. It was a neighbourhood affair, with lots of mums on our street joining up.”
Janice’s mum Jean Sutton volunteered many hours in the Auxiliaries Gift Shop, running stalls in the hospital foyer and coordinating raffles. Her charitable efforts were so significant that she was appointed a Life Governor of the hospital in 1982.
“She instilled the volunteering spirit in us. On my school breaks I joined her at the RCH and helped out in the hospital canteen.”
In 1982, Janice joined Broadmeadows Auxiliary and has served as president for the past 20 years. During this time, she’s propelled their biannual high teas to great success. Featuring homemade treats and gorgeous bone china, it’s no surprise their latest high tea raised over $3,500.
“It’s an honour and privilege to give back to the RCH. We’re so lucky to have this world-class facility on our doorstep and I’m passionate about helping the hospital be great.”