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Fundraising for Tomaree Community Hospital – News from the region

Some of the volunteers serving sausage sandwiches at the Bunnings BBQ fundraiser.

FOR those of us who have come to Tomaree Community Hospital in an emergency, we know the value of the service this hospital provides to our community.

The staff are attentive and although it is a brand new building, it still needs more.

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This is where the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary comes in.

This team of dedicated fundraisers contribute money to make a difference in the care we all receive when we walk through the door in need.

On Saturday, August 20, the Hospital Auxiliary held a Sausage Sizzle fundraiser at Bunnings Taylors Beach.

Deborah Schofield of the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary told News Of The Area: “A total of $2500.00 was raised including proceeds from a Father’s Day raffle.

“First prize in the raffle went to a young mother of three (from Nelson Bay), and second prize was won by one of our members, Marilyn Jennings.”

The team is very grateful to Bunnings, BWS, The Newcastle and Port Stephens Gamefish Club and Zenith Restaurant Shoal Bay for raffle donations.

The Good Food People of Salamander Bay provided the sausages, the drinks were provided by Woolworths Nelson Bay and the bread and towels were provided by Coles in Salamander Bay.

“Thank you to everyone for the donations and to the community for your generous support, these funds will go towards our next wishlist,” she said.

The Auxiliary is very grateful for all the support they have from local businesses and the community.

The team is working on purchasing recliners for relatives of palliative care patients and arranging heating/cooling and new furniture for the facility’s Queensland room.

For more information about the Tomaree Community Hospital Auxiliary, please contact Jayne on 0409 362 245 or Christine on 0488 007 123.

By Marianne Samson