A message to RCH Auxiliaries

Dear Auxiliaries,

In these challenging times I would like to thank you for your support and understanding. I also wanted to personally reach out to you all via video which you can watch below.

Video transcript 

“Good morning to all our dear Auxiliary members,

These are indeed very challenging times and I wanted to reach out to each and every one of you with a message of love and support and just to see that you’re okay and to check whether you need anything.

As you may be aware, The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) have now introduced tight restrictions and the RCH Foundation has asked us to suspend all activities that involve face-to-face contact. This is in line with the government restrictions that have been put in place to keep us all as safe as possible.

I am hoping that you have all received today’s email about the changes we have made to the Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship Lunch. The lunch committee, together with the amazing support of the RCH Foundation team have made these changes so we can move to an online fundraising event and still maintain our support of the scholarship. I encourage you to support this event in any way that you possibly can, but also to think creatively about what else you can do to support the RCH and also to support the Auxiliaries community.

I encourage you to stay in touch with each other – a quick phone call or email to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Your AEC is currently working on strategies to help you do this, and in the mean time I ask you not to hesitate to contact me on 0419 352 188 or Laura on 0474 038 766 if you need anything at all or if you just want a chat, if you need to talk about where you can get some help for something, anything, please feel free to call either Laura or myself.

In the meantime I ask you to look after each other, look after yourselves, I look forward to a time when we can resume our activities and work together for the hospital in helping to make sick kids better.

Take care, be well and stay well. All the best, bye.”

Dr Miriam (Mim) Weisz
President of RCH Auxiliaries