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Hospital’s treasure

Wednesday, 20th November, 2013

Kiosk Auxiliary president Betty Sammut and her team of dedicated volunteers are among the best at raising money in NSW. Kiosk Auxiliary president Betty Sammut and her team of dedicated volunteers are among the best at raising money in NSW.

By Darrin Manuel

Statistics at a recent conference have confirmed what Broken Hill people have long known - our hospital kiosk volunteers are amongst the finest in the State.

At the recent United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) 80th Annual State Conference for Murray-Darling it was revealed that the hospital kiosk had raised over four times more than any other in the region.

The kiosk raised a staggering $119,127 in the last year to purchase equipment for the health service, with the next best hospitals raising $25,901 (Hay Hospital Auxiliary) and $19,892 (Barham-Koondrook Auxiliary).

Ivanhoe, Wentworth and Wilcannia hospitals also raised the considerable amount of $7,130 between them.

Nationals Member for Murray-Darling, John Williams, yesterday congratulated and acknowledged the “tireless” work of the UHA’s in the Electorate.

Mr Williams said it was a massive achievement by Murray-Darling auxiliaries to raise these amounts, especially given how small some of the towns were.

“The Auxiliaries raise funds to purchase equipment and/or services for their local hospitals. 

“Without the hard efforts of the volunteers in the Auxiliaries, health services in the Murray-Darling would not be as well off,” he said.

“I extend my thanks to all volunteers for their great work in raising these funds.”

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