Join the RCH Auxiliaries

What are the RCH Auxiliaries?

The RCH is supported by a vibrant and dedicated network of Auxiliary groups. Made up of 60 Auxiliary groups and around 1,000 volunteers from across Victoria, the RCH Auxiliaries are a fundraising force to be reckoned with.

Governed by the Auxiliaries Executive Committee the RCH Auxiliaries have been raising funds for the hospital since 1922 under the mission: “One team working towards one goal – making sick kids better.”

The RCH Auxiliaries raise funds in a myriad ways for many special causes. The funds raised go to a variety of projects and initiatives in line with Auxiliary’s personal connections to the RCH and the hospital’s priorities in the areas of research, leadership and training, equipment and technology and patient and family centred care.

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If you are interested in joining an Auxiliary, please contact our Auxiliaries Office on 03 9345 5188 or [email protected].

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Read about the Auxiliaries achievements from the last year in the Annual Report below.

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Become an Auxiliary member

The RCH Auxiliaries warmly welcome new members with a passion for fundraising.

Joining an Auxiliary makes you an invaluable member of a dedicated community of likeminded people, all with the aim of supporting sick children. Whether you would like to put your skills or hobby to good use, or want to give back to your community in a social atmosphere, there are many ways to become involved.

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Benefits of joining

The RCH Auxiliaries network is designed to support your fundraising to be as successful as possible. In addition to your own creative fundraising initiatives, as an Auxiliary member you will have access to a wide range of opportunities, and the ability to put your passion to use. Whatever your skills, if you have a team attitude and a strong spirit of giving, your contribution will make a difference.

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Madge Tate Service Award 2017, RCH Auxiliaries

Auxiliary Awards

Auxiliaries make an invaluable contribution to the RCH. To recognise the support of members dedicated to helping the hospital, the Auxiliaries Executive Committee supports two award programs.
Award recipients and nominations

RCH Gratitude Hub online store

Due to COVID-19, the RCH Auxiliaries are unable to fundraise through regular stalls. Shop their products here and support initiatives across the hospital!

Loved by staff and families at the RCH, the Auxiliaries were a daily feature at the hospital, bringing Main Street to life with stalls selling a range of homewares, gifts, baked goods, children’s toys and clothing.

Shop online and support The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. You can continue to support the Auxiliaries by purchasing these curated products, with all proceeds going back to the hospital.

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RCH Patient

Auxiliaries Legacy Fund

The Auxiliaries Legacy Fund is an endowment to recognise and commemorate in perpetuity The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Auxiliaries, in honour of the great legacy that its many members have created since 1922. This special endowment aims to provide a permanent and growing source of funding to ensure the RCH can remain at the leading edge of paediatric healthcare, research and treatment for future generations.

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Celebrating 95 years of Auxiliaries