Inverloch Diabetic Unit Auxiliary

Main funding purpose: Diabetes research and support

The story so far

The Inverloch Diabetic Unit Auxiliary was formed in 2000 by Kerrie Beauglehall OAM as a way to support endocrinology and diabetes at the hospital. Kerrie has been the driving force behind the Auxiliary since her daughter Carla was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Although Carla is now grown up and no longer receiving her health care from the RCH, Kerrie and her team continue to work tirelessly to ensure that children learning to live with diabetes have the best chance of maintaining good health.

For over 20 years, the Auxiliary has solely funded a diabetes complication screening nurse at the RCH, raising over $700,000 in this time. 450 children are screened annually by the diabetes team at the RCH and since the Auxiliary began funding the screening program, the incidence of complications has dropped from around 30 percent to one percent.

The Auxiliary has raised funds through an annual dinner dance in Inverloch, which is also attended by staff from the Endocrinology Department. Members also hold high tea fundraisers and sell crazy socks.

2022/2023 Auxiliary Report

Inverloch Diabetic Unit Auxiliary had some help this year with our fundraising from the wonderful people at SWTafe. They worked so hard to raise more than $9,000 to help diabetic children, in honour of one of their friends who had passed away. A huge thank you to Leon and his team for some phenomenal fundraising.

To know the money raised over the past 25 years by this Auxiliary has helped thousands of diabetic children, who grow to be teenagers and adults and have a healthier and happier life, is why we do it. The RCH is in our heart and soul, and we will continue to help this amazing hospital.

Office bearers

President, Secretary and Treasurer: Kerrie Beauglehall OAM


Kerrie Beauglehall

0408 775 535

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