The Cariboo Memorial Hospital Auxiliary volunteers have had another successful year of fundraising, says society president Judy Newbery.
“Through these efforts the auxiliary has purchased equipment for Cariboo Memorial Hospital valued at more than $14,000,” Newbery says.
Purchases include an IV fluid warmer for the operating room, mobile floor mounted LED examination light for the obstetrics department. Purchases also include two deluxe phlebotomy carts and an eppendorf centrifuge for the lab department.
Funds are raised through silent auctions, bake sales, the convenience cart, flower deliveries to patients, raffles and the auxiliary’s hospital gift shop.
“The gift shop has a wonderful variety of products, including many homemade items made and donated by volunteers, whose talents and generosity are greatly appreciated,” Newbery says.
She invites people looking for Christmas gifts to drop by the shop to check out the merchandise Monday through Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Newbery says the auxiliary celebrated 91 years of service to the hospital this year and is currently looking for volunteers to work in the gift shop and on the convenience cart.
Newbery encourages people who may have a few hours a month to donate to pick up an application form at the gift shop.
“The auxiliary would like to thank all our patrons who support our endeavours to aid in the comfort and welfare of patients,” Newbery says.