Raising funds for wish list items, which gives the RCH Foundation the flexibility to best meet the most pressing needs of the hospital.
The story so far
Geelong Auxiliary celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. We meet monthly at St Josephs Football and Netball Club in Herne Hill on the first Monday of each month. Fund raising activities include an Annual High Tea in October, monthly stalls at the hospital, 3 stalls a year in the Highton Shopping Centre, Easter, Spring and Christmas, stalls in various shopping centres around Geelong, movie mornings, Christmas market, participation in the markets at the hospital, sale of Entertainment books, donation tins and raffles. This year we trailled a very successful Pop Up Shop, over two weeks, which raised over six and a half thousand dollars and show cased our beautiful goods to the community. We specialise in knitted and hand crafted goods for babies, children and the home.
Each year we have a social activity such as a bus trip to Cruden Farm, the Resource Centre and an antiques appraisal day at Oak Hill in Marcus Hill.
The Auxiliary has purchased and approved the purchase of much equipment over the years including the funding of two treatment chair in the Day Stay Cancer and Medical Units and three non-invasive ventilators for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.
What we are working on
The Geelong Auxiliary is currently preparing for the High Tea to be held on Monday October 16th at Barrabool Hills. Guest speaker is Amy Gellie, mother of Sam, a current patient of the hospital. In November we will be holding our Christmas Market on the 25th at the Scout Hall in Barrabool Road, Highton. Members will be attending Andy’s Market as well as our regular monthly stalls. December will see our Christmas stall in Highton Village featuring delicious and ever popular Christmas cooking. End of year raffles will commence sale at the High Tea.
At this stage we have no projects we are working towards funding as this will be assessed early in the new year after consultation with the hospital as to current needs.
President: Janis Crockart
Vice-President: Leanne Gardner
Treasurer: Thais McCallum
0421 772 000