Raising funds for wish list items, giving the RCH Foundation the flexibility to best meet the most pressing needs of the hospital at any time.
Area: Essendon, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Keilor East, Airport West, Strathmore
The story so far
This auxiliary group was originally established in 1951 by children who lived in Caroline Street, Aberfeldie. They called themselves the Caroline Children’s Club and organised some very creative fundraisers. Eventually this auxiliary was taken over by their parents and called the Caroline Auxiliary.
In the 66 years our members have worked diligently to support the hospital. Over the period of the last 2 years we have raised sufficient funds to donate to multiple projects across the RCH including the Pharmacist Satellite Project, the research into Crohn’s disease and the purchase of a treatment trolley and soundproof both. We have also donated funds to the organising and publishing of the renal cook book. The amount contributed to these projects was just over $68,500.
What we are working on
Today the group raises funds for the RCH through luncheons and fashion parades; plant, floral and jewellery demonstrations; raffles and various stalls. Recently our Auxiliary contributed funds for support equipment for children with bladder dysfunction to the amount of $5,950. In 2018 we plan to raise sufficient funds by holding stalls both locally in an in the hospital foyer to donate towards another item on the wish list.
Each year we also conduct two raffles, one prior to Easter and another prior to Christmas.
We always welcome new members and would love for you to join Caroline Auxiliary! If you are interested please call our President Valerie on 0434 588 658 and we can provide you with any further information.
President: Valerie Thompson
Secretary: Marianne Hogan
Treasurer: Margaret Ibbs
0434 588 658