The Cariboo Memorial Hospital auxiliary members have been busy making quilts for people taking dialysis in the hospital’s renal dialysis unit.
The members recently made six more quilts for a total of 12 quilts they have now made for patients to use and keep, says member Cynthia Wilson.
Organized in 1923 the auxiliary is celebrating 88 years of service to the hospital this year.
The auxiliary provides many services for the hospital and all proceeds from their fundraising efforts go directly to buying hospital equipment.
Two bursaries are awarded each year to applicants studying in health-related fields.
Gifts are given to the first baby of the year, usually a teddy bear and a I was born in Cariboo Memorial Hospital T-shirt.
Tray favours are provided for patients on holidays.
The auxiliary runs the gift shop, has silent auctions, raffles, bake sales, takes the mobile amenities cart to patients and delivers flowers to patients.
During 2010 the auxiliary donated $8,376 for three dialysis chairs; $1,468 to buy large and small training needles; and $3,471 for a lab freezer for a total of $13,315.
A most recent fundraiser was a very successful bake sale on March 25.