Welcome to the RCH Auxiliaries Toolbox

This online toolbox is designed to assist you in setting up and running an RCH Auxiliary. Below you will find everything you need to know about the RCH Auxiliaries, from responsibilities and management to event registration and exclusive communications.

The RCH Auxiliaries is comprised of 60 auxiliary groups with around 450 volunteers from across Victoria. The primary goal of the RCH Auxiliaries is to raise funds for the RCH. Auxiliaries are also a fun way to connect with like-minded people and build great friendships. The Auxiliaries form a part of the RCH Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital.

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.” They raise funds in myriad ways for many special causes across the RCH.

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The RCH Auxiliaries Toolbox

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Setting up an Auxiliary

Ready to set up your own Auxiliary with like minded friends and or family members? Here you can learn more about setting up an Auxiliary and fundraising for the hospital.

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Auxiliary member responsibilities

Learn more about the values of the RCH Foundation and your responsibilities as an Auxiliary member.

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Running and managing an Auxiliary

The primary goal of an RCH Auxiliary is to raise funds for the hospital, but being a part of an Auxiliary can also be a lot of fun! Here you can learn more about the requirements for running and managing an Auxiliary.

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Funding process

Auxiliaries raise funds to support the hospital and these may be tied to a certain area or department within the RCH. Here you can learn more about how an Auxiliary can support the RCH.

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Fundraising and events

There are so many different ways an RCH Auxiliary can raise funds for the hospital. Here you can learn more about fundraising and events, including some helpful guidelines.

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RCH Auxiliaries working together

There are many opportunities for the RCH Auxiliaries to come together as a group to collaborate and share ideas. The dedication and commitment of Auxiliaries is also recognised through a series of awards and commendations.

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Resources and helpful information

Here you can learn more about the RCH Auxiliaries and find some helpful tips and information.

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Key Contacts

If you have any questions or enquiries related to the RCH Auxiliaries, please contact a member of our team.

Laura Buck
Manager, Auxiliaries and Fundraising

Level 2, 48 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
03 9345 6491
[email protected]

RCHF Staff

Lucia Di Maio
Auxiliaries Coordinator

Level 2, 48 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
03 9345 5188
[email protected]

Tiffany Lucas
President, RCH Auxiliaries

Level 2, 48 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
[email protected]

Patron of Auxiliaries

Penny Fowler AM is Chairman of the Herald & Weekly Times and News Corp Australia’s Community Ambassador. Penny is also Chairman of the Good Friday Appeal, Chair of the National Portrait Gallery and Deputy Chair of the Royal Botanic Gardens, as well as sitting on various other boards.

Auxiliaries Executive Committee (AEC)

The Auxiliaries are governed by a dedicated AEC. Here are the members who make up the 2022 – 2025 committee.

Tiffany Lucas

Jan Gilbertson
Vice President

Charlotte Spencer-Roy

Ruth Murray
Chair, Fundraising Committee
and general member​

Robyn Anderson OAM
Chair, Membership Committee
and general member​

Jan Crockart
General member

Ryan Brown
General member and
Chief Executive Officer,
the RCH Foundation​