News

Auxiliary delivers $63,000 boost for Lismore Base Hospital

MEMBER DRIVE: Betty Green, and Robyn Castle, Volunteers from Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary are looking for new members.
MEMBER DRIVE: Betty Green, and Robyn Castle, Volunteers from Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary are looking for new members. Doug Eaton

LAST year the Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary donated $63,000 in equipment to the hospital.

With just 20 members, that's an amazing feat.

The Auxiliary run a gift shop in the hospital lobby on weekdays, a trolley service through the facility three days a week, and a stall on Thursdays in order to donate to the hospital, secretary Sue Havilah said.

"Every penny that we raise is spent on the Base Hospital," Mrs Havilah said.

And while they had a great year last year, they could do even better with more members, she explained.

"We all enjoy what we do, that's why we do it," she said.

"A lot of people don't realize how satisfying it is to do something for others - you don't know until you do it."

You don't have to love knitting or crocheting to get involved - there's many jobs available for people who want to help.

If you want to donate materials like wool for them to use, you're more than welcome to do so, Mrs Havilah said.

"There's all those sorts of things people can do to help," Mrs Havilah said.

For example, you could get on down to the Lismore Carboot Market on the first Sunday in May, where the Auxiliary will have a stall selling goods and it will be Charity of the Day.

"It's a week before Mother's Day so people can come and buy Mother's Day gifts from us," she said.

Or you could take the leap and join the group.

"Everyone's welcome - we're always looking for like-minded people," Mrs Havilah said.

"It's a great way to have some fun while working for the benefit of others."

Pauline Strong joined the Auxiliary last June, and said she loved to dedicate her time to it.

She knits pieces to be sold in the gift shop, and soon she'll be working the trolley.

However, she explained, the trolley only ran three days a week (selling things like newspapers, toiletries, snacks and drinks to patients throughout the wards) as there weren't enough volunteers to run it more often.

To get involved with, or donate to, the Lismore Base Hospital Auxiliary, phone Sue on 6628 4337.

Topics:  lismore base hospital


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Great Green Cabaret coming for MardiGrass

DANCERS: Arte Gitana instructors Serena Joy and Kelly Houghton .

Great Green Cabaret at Nimbin Town Hall

Bluey good natured little fellow

FRIENDLY BOY: Meet Bluey.

Bluey needs love and a little training

Our lad done good amongst best anglers

Dylan Walsh, winner of the Wilson River Rumble

DYLAN WALSH wins National Bass Fishing Competition

Latest deals and offers

Maudeville is back, brighter and shinier than ever

IN A city full of divas, only one reigns supreme: Maude Boate.

Great Green Cabaret coming for MardiGrass

DANCERS: Arte Gitana instructors Serena Joy and Kelly Houghton .

Great Green Cabaret at Nimbin Town Hall

Bluey good natured little fellow

FRIENDLY BOY: Meet Bluey.

Bluey needs love and a little training

Our lad done good amongst best anglers

Dylan Walsh, winner of the Wilson River Rumble

DYLAN WALSH wins National Bass Fishing Competition

Enjoy a barefoot belly-dance as well as a sketch

Stacey Walker and Sasha Fox from the Barefoot Gypsies look forward to Gypsy Nights to be held at their studio in Carrington Street on Saturday night. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star

Let The Barefoot Gypsies entertain you

Floating solar is key to our future

LCC Water and Wastewater manager Matt Torr, LCC Environmental Strategies Officer Sharyn Hunnisett and council consultant Michael Qualmann at East Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant. Artist’s impression shows where a community funded solar project will be floated.

Lismore Community Solar is to take sewerage works off grid

Prince Tribute this Friday

Prince

They are going to party like it’s 1999.

British family bashed in Thailand

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Family beaten and kicked unconscious by gang in Thailand.

Ben Hunt wary of Sharks Halfback

Ben Hunt of the Broncos looks to pass during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.

Ben Hunt talks about Cronulla's Chad Townsend.

Broncos prepare for Sharks

Defensive training session at the Broncos

Tough defensive session in preparation for Sharks game.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

VIDEO: Art Deco fan pays $835,000 for Imperial Hotel

No Caption

Iconic "Impy" sold at a bargan price to bidder who loves Art Deco.

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances