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Auxiliaries and Fundraising Groups

Auxiliaries and Fundraising Groups

Interested in joining a local auxiliary or giving back to your community? We’re fortunate to have so many amazing Auxiliaries and fundraising groups supporting our health service and carrying out fundraising activities to contribute to the purchase of equipment and other enhancements.

Shellharbour Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1986
Current members: 65
Main purpose: To purchase equipment for the Hospital
Key activities: Daily trolley service, book/cake stalls, regular market days, sausage sizzles
Contributions: Purchased more than $57,000 worth of equipment in the last year, including a neonate infant warming system, Wireless Spot Vital Signs Monitors, care chairs and two ECG machines
Meetings: 1pm - 4th Tuesday of each month at the Senior’s Hall, Warilla
Contact: President Lyn Thompson: 4256 1585 or
Secretary Wendy Cook: 4296 0048 -
New members always welcome!
Interesting fact: The Auxiliary celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2016 – with four of the founding members still members today

David Berry Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1973
Current members: 14
Main purpose: Fundraising for the Hospital
Key activities: Street stalls, book sales, luncheons, fashion parades and the Great Chicken Day before Easter
Contributions: Donated $1500 to the Hospital in the last 12-months
Meetings: 12.30pm – 2nd Monday of each month. Conference Room, David Berry Hospital
Contact: President Marilyn Kellet: 4464 1774 or bke25349@bigpond.net.au
Interesting fact: They describe themselves as a group of ladies and men who fundraise while having fun

Greenwell Point Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1950 (formal status received)
Current members: 27
Main purpose: Fundraising for Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital and supporting patients through volunteer work
Key activities: Annual fundraising calendar includes cake stalls, fashion parades, garden parties, auctions, raffles, craft days and fetes. Other activities include a trolley service, washing patient clothes and making gifts for new babies. Regular donations are also received by local businesses
Contributions: During the 2015-16 year, purchased a Welch Allyn Connex Pro BP machine, Transportable Airvo 2 machine and Christmas presents and toiletry kits for patients
Meetings: 1.30pm – 1st Thursday of the month (excl. January) at Greenwell Point Community Hall
Contact: President Sandra Walter: 4447 1822,
Vice President Diana Metcalf: 4447 1602,
2nd Vice President June Innes: 4447 1255,
Secretary Donna Swan: 0419 206 730 –
New members always welcome. Come along to a meeting or contact one of the members.
Interesting fact: It is the longest operating Auxiliary in the Shoalhaven

Kiama Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1931
Current members: 18
Main purpose: Fundraising for the Hospital
Key activities: Charity events including fashion parades, raffles, Kiama Lady Golfers Charity Day and Easter stall
Contributions: In the last year, purchased 10 bedside cabinets, a large upholstered wheelchair and a number of gel cushions totalling more than $9,000 (all equipment has moved to the new ‘Kiama Ward’)
Meetings: 1.30pm, 1st Wednesday of each month at Kiama Hospital – visitors welcome
Contact: Secretary Julie Stokes: 4233 1566 or jfstokes@bigpond.net.au
Interesting fact: Though in-patient services at Kiama Hospital ceased in September 2016, the Auxiliary will continue to raise funds for the outpatient and community outreach services which will remain on the Kiama site.

Illawarra Cancer Carers

Operational since: 1990
Current members: Around 290
Main purpose: To support cancer patients and their families and medical staff, assist in transport to/from the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, supporting patients residing at Alkira Lodge and investing in Cancer Research at University of Wollongong
Key activities: Annual fundraising event - Banquet at the Beach, market stalls, BBQs, Dolls Show, Christmas gift wrapping and baskets.
Contributions: Donated around $45,000 worth of equipment in the last year, including an immobiliser system, blanket warmer, and contributions to Alkira Lodge.
Meetings: Visit illawarracancercarers.org.au for a full list of events / meetings
Contact: President Ian Mackay: 4271 5989
Secretary Audrey Walsh: 4229 8872
Treasurer David Berry: 4271 3376.
To join – contact Audrey Walsh: 4229 8872 for an application for or apply online at: illawarracancercarers.org.au
Interesting fact: To date 100% of the $3.25 million and growing donations have stayed in the Illawarra

Friends of Wollongong Hospital

Operational since: 1965
Current members: Around 40
Main purpose: Fundraising for Wollongong Hospital and providing volunteer support for patients and staff
Key activities: Snacks, toiletries, newspaper and flower care trolleys, washing patient clothes, administrative assistance, stalls, Christmas raffle and kiosk at the hospital
Contributions: Recent equipment purchased includes an ECG machine, AccuVein finder and sleeper chairs
Meetings: Visit illawarracancercarers.org.au for a full list of events / meetings
Contact: President Sandra Adams: 4222 5696 – new members needed!
Interesting fact: Sometimes referred to as the pink ladies, membership is actually open to men and women and the Auxiliary’s shirts are really lavender!

Milton-Ulladulla Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1933
Current members: Around 40
Main purpose: Fundraising for the Hospital
Key activities: Charity and fundraising events and activities including the annual Easter Egg Hunt, market stalls, raffles and BBQs
Contributions: The Auxiliary recently raised over $200,000 towards the purchase of equipment for the Renal and Palliative Care Unit.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month (excl. January) at Milton Ulladulla Hospital
Contact: President Ucki Dean: 4454 1750

Community Cancer Link

Operational since: 2009
Main purpose: Fundraising
Key activities: Craft stalls, trivia nights, pie drives, bus trips, Christmas in July luncheon, fashion parades, major raffles
Contact: President Joy Lever: 4228 8853,
Vice President Ken Switzer: 4243 1501,
Secretary Ingrid Vanderberg: 4228 1031

Cancer Outpatients Appeal of Milton-Ulladulla

Operational since: 2003
Main purpose: Fundraising for the Cancer Services Centre and supporting its patients and their families
Key activities: Fundraising and charity events, luncheons and activities, wig library, partnership with Community Transport Aid – complementary transport for patients, support programs for patients and carers
Contributions: Funds raised contribute to the Centre’s equipment and building / garden maintenance, support volunteers and the production of the Shoalhaven Cancer Services Directory.
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month (excl. January) at Milton Ulladulla Hospital
Contact: President Peter Still; info@canceroutpatientsappeal.org.au or visit canceroutpatientsappeal.org.au
Interesting fact: The appeal was instrumental in the establishment of the Milton Ulladulla Cancer Services Centre

Port Kembla Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1965
Current members: 10
Main purpose: Fundraising for the Rehabilitation Ward
Key activities: Craft stall every fortnight at the hospital, Port Kembla Golf Club Ladies Day Event.
Contributions: Funds raised for equipment for the Rehabilitation Ward.
Meetings: 11am – 1st Thursday of each month at Port Kembla Hospital
Contact: President & Treasurer Sylvia Green: 4261 3520, Secretary Grace Woods: 4274 4323 – new members always welcome!

Nowra/Shoalhaven Hospital Auxiliary

Operational since: 1951
Current members: 40
Main purpose: Fundraising for Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital and supporting patients through volunteer work
Key activities: Raffles, Cent mornings, Craft stalls
Meetings: 1.30pm – 3rd Wednesday of each month (AGM: 4th Wed, July) at Nowra C.W.A. Rooms, Berry Street, Nowra
Contact: President Pat Glaseby,
Secretary Sheila Lee,
Treasurer Hazel Solomon.
Contact via Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital: 4421 3111