The Wagga Base Hospital Auxiliary has marked a major milestone, raising its first million dollars for the facility since its reformation.
The Auxiliary was re-established in 2008 after sitting dormant for a decade and has since raised $1 million through its op shop, monthly barbecues, catering engagements and markets on the hospital grounds.
Funds raised by the Auxiliary have been used by the hospital to purchase electronic beds, a bariatric birthing bed, ultrasound equipment, televisions, portable baby scales, a microscope and other much-needed gear.
Auxiliary chairman Rodney Parsons said he believed the hospital was a worthy recipient of the money raised due to its importance to the community.
“I think one day I might be up there in that hospital and I’ll need some attention and the gear will be there,” he said.
“It’s a great charity because everybody will have to go to the hospital one way or another, whether they like it (or not).”
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